Marianist Lay Community of North America

Animators of the Marianist charism

The Marianist Lay Community of North America (MLC-NA) is the lay branch of the Marianist Family in North America.

MLC-NA is part of the North American region of the International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities (IO-MLC), a lay association of the faithful. MLC-NA members make up local and virtual Small Christian Communities, known as Marianist Lay Communities (MLCs), across North America. MLCs are autonomous and self-governed, although their identity as a Marianist Community coincides with enrollment and participation in MLC-NA.

The mission of the MLC-NA is to energize Marianist laity to be church in the modern world by being vibrant animators of the Marianist charism, and to breathe new life into our Marianist vocation and commitment.

MLC-NA offers formation opportunities, sponsors triennial national assemblies, maintains a national membership roster/database, publishes an electronic newsletter, and maintains relationships with the Marianist Family Council of North America and the International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities.

You can learn more about the Marianist Lay Community of North America and how members live their Marianist commitment by visiting