Within their religious communities, the Marist Brothers create a sense of family, which carries over into the schools and other work environments. But how do we help others develop a similar sense of community? The Brothers set out to answer this question in their program, "Sharing Our Call," which introduces teachers and administrators to St. Marcellin Champagnat and Marist heritage. In a follow-up program called “Embracing Our Call,” teachers and administrators explore the role that Marist spirituality plays in the life of Marist Educators. A third program, “Sharing Our Mission” has two components: one for members of campus ministry and religion departments and one for coaches and athletic directors. The goal of all our adult formation programs is to insure that a Marist vision and pedagogy is present in every aspect of a Marist school.
For students, we provide a wide variety of retreat, leadership development and spiritual development programs for students in Marist schools. Taking students out of the classroom environment, these retreats nurture leadership skills, help youth build a solid foundation and experience of God and encourage them to network and develop their own programs when they go back to their schools.
All of these programs fall under the label of “evangelization,” a gift from the Marist Brothers that helps students and educators not only discern a call to vocation but leader a fuller spiritual life.
- Gathered Around the Same Table: The Vocation of Champagnat's Marist Laity
- Gathered Around the Same Table: Study Guide
- Evangelization Microsite