Marist priests and brothers are members of the Society of Mary; they bear Mary’s name.
Having the name is only a small part of being Marist. As a member of the Society of Mary, Marists are to think, judge and act as Mary would. Marists endeavour to make Mary present in the world today by imitating her attitude of service and humility.
The Marist spirit is very liveable and ordinary. Marists are called to live as Mary lived her Christian life. It’s a spirituality which accepts the ordinary realities of any life but quietly seeks to place God at the centre of it. Just as Mary was at the various stages in her life, living as a Marist means doing so without fuss or show – being brave, joyful and generous.
There is no special Marist devotional practice to Mary, rather it is the person of Mary and, as it were, doing her work, that is important.