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 (mâr′ĭst, măr′-)
1. A member of the Society of Mary, a congregation of Roman Catholic missionary priests founded in 1836.
2. A member of the Little Brothers of Mary, a Roman Catholic teaching congregation founded in 1817.

[French Mariste, from Marie, the Virgin Mary, from Late Latin Maria; see marionette.]
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(ˈmɛərɪst) RC Church
1. (Roman Catholic Church) a member of the Society of Mary, a religious congregation founded in 1824
2. (Education) NZ a teacher or pupil in a school belonging to the Marist Order
3. (Roman Catholic Church) NZ a teacher or pupil in a school belonging to the Marist Order
(Roman Catholic Church) of a Marist
[C19: from French Mariste, from Marie Mary (the virgin)]
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(ˈmɛər ɪst, ˈmær-)

a member of a Roman Catholic religious order founded in Lyons, France, in 1816 for missionary and educational work in the name of the Virgin Mary.
[1875–80; < French Mariste]
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(20) His ships carried provisions to the French settlements in the South Pacific, supplying naval bases in New Caledonia as well as the Marist Father missions, following a propitious meeting in Paris in 1844 with the original superior, Father Dubreul.
Clearly, there was labour available locally, boosted by a group of Italian and Swiss Italian migrants who arrived in 1855 and who were under the care of the Marist Fathers. (43) What seems so unlikely is that Joubert would ignore Weaver's professional skills for his buildings amid a great deal of personal contact and securing for him the commission for the Marist Fathers' mission house and a schoolhouse-chapel designed for a parcel of Figtree Farm land.
Plans were ready and tenders advertised by February 1857 for the Marist Fathers' mission house, Villa Maria, on the likely advice of Didier Joubert and Louis Sentis.
Likewise, Marist Father Ted Keating, justic and peace director for the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, said that granting amnesty was premature and contributed to maintaining a weak judicial system in El Salvador.
Marist Fathers of Detroit (2017) in which the Michigan Supreme Court explained that the ecclesiastical abstention doctrine "arises from the Religion Clauses of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and reflects this Court's longstanding recognition that it would be inconsistent with complete and untrammeled religious liberty for civil courts to enter into a consideration of church doctrine or church discipline, to inquire into the regularity of the proceedings to church tribunals having cognizance of such matters, or to determine whether a resolution was passed in accordance with the canon law of the church, except insofar as it may be necessary to do so, in determining whether or not it was the church that acted therein."
In the 1990s the Marist fathers left Middlesbrough and Father Noel Wynn, a former pupil, was the last Marist principal.
Peter's schools prior to his introduction to his second family, the Marist Fathers and Brothers of the Boston Province.
The new campus will be built on 12 acres of land at Chanel College which is being sold to the club by the Marist Fathers.
Personal memories of C J go back many years to the Marist fathers in Chanel College and their best efforts to educate this correspondent in a school situated in the former Taoiseach's constituency.
Many parishioners of the Holy Name of Mary remain eternally grateful for the services of the Marist Fathers for more than nine decades.