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

The Marist Fathers in Ireland

Welcome to the website of the Marist Fathers (Society of Mary) in Ireland, part of the European Province of the Marist Fathers. The Marist Fathers began in France in 1836 founded by Jean-Claude Colin for the dual purpose of Education and the Missions.

The website is intended to give an overview of who the Marist Fathers are, what we do, what inspires our living and working and where you will find us. I hope it also gives you a sense of our history and spirituality.Most of all I hope it gives you a sense of a meaningful way of being a follower of Jesus Christ in the manner of Mary and will lead you to expressions of prayer, reflection and action.
Edwin McCallion sm