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Marists of Champagnat Formation Program

Who are the Marists of Champagnat?
"Lay Marist" refers to those in the Marist world who are not living out a religious vocation. The Marists of Champagnat began in 2020, and the term has since been used throughout the global Marist world to describe lay people and Marist Brothers together - in communion - moving forward into the third century of the Marist Institute. Marist Brothers are part of the Marists of Champagnat by virtue of their vows. Now, lay people are experiencing this formation program, at the end of which they will be considered Marists of Champagnat.
After a successful first cohort was completed earlier this year, the next cohort is preparing to begin their formation in January 2022. Read below for more details.
The next Marists of Champagnat cohort is beginning soon!
January 2, 2022 - June 6, 2022.
Those interested in joining Cohort 2
for Marists of Champagnat USA
need to submit a registration form
by December 10, 2021.

Join the diverse group of 20+ Lay Marists and Brothers that have already committed to Cohort 2!
The Expression of Interest form is an initial contact with the Lay Council. It gives us contact information, as well as a little bit about how you were initially connected with the Marist charism.  Filling this out indicates that you are interested in the Marists of Champagnat and willing to get continuing information about events and news. You may or may not decide to be part of the Marists of Champagnat formation program.

The Formation Registration Form tells us that you want to be part of the formation cohort - in this case, the 2nd cohort that begins January 2, 2022. Making this decision means you will attend the webinars and continue your discernment about becoming a Marist of Champagnat.

Questions about either of these can be directed to
Maureen Hagan ( or Lindsay Irwin (
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