“ The spirit of Mary is something most delicate and profound, obtained only through sustained meditation and prayer. ” - Jean Claude Colin, Founder Marist Order

Marist Leaders’ Fourvière Invitation

24 Sep 2014

The Superiors-General of the four professed branches of the Marist Family have released a letter introducing a year of celebration of the Fourvière Pledge.

On 23 July 1816, the pioneer Marist aspirants pledged to form the Society of Mary.  They did so at the shrine of Our Lady of Fourvière, Lyon, France.

The four Marist leaders are inviting fellow Marists to prepare for the pledge's 2016 bicentenary in the year beginning 23 July 2015.

Click here to read the letter from the Superior-Generals.