Marianists - Society of Mary
Marianist National Vocation Office, 4425 W. Pine Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108-2301
Blessed William Joseph Chaminade founded the Society of Mary (Marianists) in France in 1817. The Marianists are an international Catholic religious order of brothers and priests. More than 300 serve in the Province of the United States, which includes India, Ireland, Mexico and Puerto Rico. In the United States, Marianists sponsor the University of Dayton in Ohio, St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Chaminade University of Honolulu, and high schools, parishes, and retreat centers. The mission of the Marianists is to spread gospel values, educate students, work in lay formation, and serve the poor.