The bicentenary of the Marist pledge at Fourviere on 23 July 1816, was marked with the celebration of Mass in the Basilica of Our Lady of Fourvière, Lyon, France.
The basilica adjoins the chapel where Marist aspirants signed the pledge to found the Society of Mary.
Fr John Hannan SM, Superior General of the Society of Mary, presided at the Mass which was streamed live on the Internet. Joining Fr Hannan were representatives of the Marist Sisters, SMSM Sisters, Marist Brothers, Marist Fathers and Marist Laity from around the world.
Coinciding with the bicentenary was an event Dare to Dream for lay Marist Youth.