Marist Brothers United States Province
Making Jesus Christ Known and Loved
Everyone has a vocation.
A vocation is an invitation from God to live one’s life in a certain manner. When we are Confirmed, we receive Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit. One of these Gifts is the gift of Counsel. This gift is about finding the best practical approach to serving God, given your gifts and talents and strengths and weaknesses.
The vocation of Marist Brotherhood is to “Make Jesus known and loved”. It involves adopting a practical community lifestyle that embraces a Marial spirituality. The Marist mission centers around the Christian education of youth with a particular emphasis on meeting the needs of those that are least favored.
There are a variety of ways to discover your vocation. In general, discerning a vocation involves prayer, experiences, and reflection. Attempting to be keenly aware of how God is working through other people is also very helpful. While there’s no one right or wrong way to proceed, if you’re interested in exploring the possibility of a vocation as a Marist Brother, please take the time to get to know us and consider what God is asking of you.