The Daughters of Mary Immaculate (Marianist Sisters) are an international religious congregation founded in the aftermath of the French Revolution. Our founders, Blessed Adele de Batz de Trenquelleon and Blessed William Joseph Chaminade believed that joining in Mary's mission by building small communities of faith was the best way to reinvigorate the Church, educate in faith and transform society.
Our Core Values
Where We Are
The Marianist Sisters are in 16 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, India, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Malawi, Spain, South Korea, Togo, the United States, and Vietnam. In the United States the Marianist Sisters are concentrated in Dayton, Ohio and San Antonio, Texas.
The Marianist Family is composed of four coequal branches: a lay movement (an "international public association of the faithful lay people"), a secular institute, and two religious congregations (one of women and one of men). The identity of the Marianist family is marked by the influence of Mary who says to each of us, "Do whatever he tells you." Each member of the Marianist Family commits to collaborate with Mary to offer Christ to the world and make his presence known. The branches of the Marianist Family share in this mission as equal partners while each branch maintains the specificity of their vocation and state in life.