In 2015, the Marist Province established the Five Pillars of Marist Identity as a set of principles that all Marists – students and adults alike – should strive to uphold.
The Pillars encourage caring relationships, straightforwardness, a sense of belonging, generosity, and modeling oneself after Mary’s faith. These ideals apply to both students and adults within the Marist community.
By embracing these pillars, Marists can live out the Marist way and contribute to a more compassionate, just, and loving world.
The Five Pillars of Marist Identity are:
Caring for each other, seeking relationships founded on love, being attentive and welcoming with a sense of openness
Being straightforward and genuine, humble and modest, ‘doing good quietly’
Relating to each other as members of a loving family, building community, offering the warmth of welcoming, acceptance and belonging, sharing our successes and failures, setting clear standards of honesty, mutual respect, and tolerance
Love of Work
Being generous of heart, constant, and persevering in our daily work, confident, visionary, decisive in meeting the needs of our community and encouraging each other to discover the dignity of our work with young people and with each other
In the Way of Mary
Seeing Mary as a perfect model of being Marist, tender, strong, constant in faith, open to God’s calling us to our own journey of discipleship