IN THE BEGINNING WAS A DESIRE

SOCIETY OF MARY

In 1812, Jean Claude Courveille while renewing his promise to Mary  at the foot of altar in Le Puy experienced an encounter with the Blessed Virgin Mary …

He heard, not with the ears of the body, but with those of the heart… 

“This is what I desire: As I have always imitated my divine Son in everything, and followed him to Calvary, … so I want, and it is the will of my adorable Son, that in these last times of impiety and unbelief, there should also be a society consecrated to me, which bears my name and is called the Society of Mary, and that those who make it up should also be called Marists.”

(Words of Jean Claude Courveille)