The Society of Mary (Marianists) is an international Roman Catholic religious congregation of brothers and priests.
Blessed William Joseph Chaminade founded the Society of Mary in France in 1817. Marianists have been present in the United States since they first arrived in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1849.
Marianists priests and brothers live and minister as equals, modeling our lives after Mary, the mother of Jesus. As part of a wider Marianist Family that includes Marianist Sisters and committed lay men and women, we are dedicated to forming people and communities of faith through education, parish work, social service, the arts, and other ministries.