Meet Us

Marianist priests and brothers share a devotion to the Blessed Mother and to a life of community, service and prayer. Beyond that, they are a varied group of men that includes teachers, ministers, administrators, artists, activists, scientists and more.

We invite you to meet a few …

Bro. Brandon

“I was just really impressed with these guys, who were so warm, so down to earth …”

Bro. Brandon Paluch professed his first vows in 2012. He currently serves in vocation ministry at the University of Dayton.


Bro. Dennis

“The way that they taught me to pray … it was about how God speaks to me in my everyday life.”

Bro. Dennis Bautista professed his first vows as a Marianist in 2006 at age 33. He is a an associate professor of communications at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.


Fr. Rudy

“Our priests never stop being Marianist brothers … And our brothers have to affirm that we’re ready to serve them. And if we can serve them, we can serve the broader church.”

Fr. Rudy Vela professed his first vows in 1972 and was ordained a priest in 1984. He is vice president of mission and identity at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.