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This is the home page for the Society of Mary Province of the United States. It is full of resources, information on Marianist ministries, vocations, and much more!

The mission of the Marianist Lay Community of North America is to energize Marianist laity to be vibrant animators of the Marianist charism and to breathe new life in our Marianist vocation and commitment.


MLC-NA represents and serves Marianist laity across North America. MLC-NA is the national organization that, through its affiliation with the International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities, gives Marianist laity a face, and official recognition within the Marianist Family, and by the Vatican, as an official branch of the Marianist Family. MLC-NA is comprised of individual members as well as the membership of Marianist Lay Communities across North America.


The Marianist Environmental Education Center (MEEC) is an environmental education community in the Catholic tradition based in Dayton, Ohio. In Mary's hope-filled spirit, we preserve and act in communion with the land and educate other communities in sustainability through ecology-based simple living, social justice and spirituality.

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The North American Center for Marianist Studies provides resources to people interested in the Marianist Family—including brothers, sisters, priests, and lay people—and to Marianist ministries. Through programs, publications, research, and a special library collection, NACMS strives to link the vision of the Marianist Founders—William Joseph Chaminade,Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon, and Marie Thérèse de Lamourous—to the contemporary Church and world. NACMS is sponsored by the Society of Mary, a Catholic religious order.

Located on the campus of the University of Dayton, we are one of the largest international centers of study, research and teaching on Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ.


Our goal is to gather and present information about the Virgin Mary and to lead people to a loving knowledge of her. In learning more about Mary, we develop a more complete knowledge of Christ, His Church and Christian life. This global, scholarly and pastoral mission is fulfilled through the operation of the academic program, library, gallery, museum, as well as through research, publication, speaking engagements and various other forms of outreach, both actual and virtual.

Through the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative, the three branches of the Marianist Family in North America (Society of Mary, Marianist Sisters and the Marianist Lay Network) unite and multiply the efforts of Marianists to act for social justice.  We offer hope, inspiration and opportunity for action through education, outreach and advocacy at the local, national and international levels.

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Dayton Ministries

Founded in 1850, Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School is a culturally enriched community of students seeking an excellent Catholic educational experience. Students come to CJ from across the Miami Valley coming from over 60 different institutions and gain the unique advantage of learning within a culture rich with students from different backgrounds and experiences--an advantage that many students do not have prior to beginning their college career.



From a Marianist Community of student brothers open to visitors for Sunday Eucharist, Queen of Apostles Community emerged as a non-territorial parish on August 28, 1973.Continuing in the tradition of the Marianist Charism, we come together each week as a family of Catholic, Christian believers, to worship our God in the Eucharist with song & praise and to share in the breaking of the Bread. In so doing, we proclaim our willingness to build a community of love and to be the holy people God calls us to be. 

University of Dayton

The University of Dayton is a top-tier Catholic research university with academic offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. We are a diverse community committed, in the Marianist tradition, to educating the whole person and linking learning and scholarship with leadership and service.


For more information on the Catholic and Marianist Identity of UD, click here for the Office for Mission and Rector.

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Mission of Mary Cooperative is a non-profit organization that works in east Dayton. Primarily we focus on the issues of food and economic social justice especially the issues of healthy food affordability and access. The work done at Mission of Mary aims to provide tangible benefits for the people of our community as well as the vacant and forgotten land of the neighborhood.





Mount St. John Property

Mount Saint John is the 150-acre campus home to various ministries of the Marianists including:

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  • Novitiate Community

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