Mary at Nazareth

Charism and Spirituality

“Nazareth” is a point of reference for Marists. It is a place where Marists go in spirit and from there see things as Mary saw them. Jeanne-Marie Chavoin reminds us that …

“Our Congregation was not founded to imitate this or that Congregation but to have its own spirit, which is a love of poverty, simplicity, and love of work. The house of Nazareth must be our model.”

At Nazareth, Mary is found among the poor and humble. She shared their way of living and was attentive to the needs of those around her. A Marist Sister’s sole desire should be to resemble the little family at Nazareth — there she will find the perfect models of poverty, simplicity and love.