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Marists (Societas Mariae, SM), founded at Belley (near Lyon) in 1816 by Jean-Claude-Marie Colin (1790–1875) as a congregation of priests for comprehensive pastoral ministry with a Marian focus. Since 1836 they have been a missionary presence in Oceania. They have extended their ministry throughout Europe (in Germany since 1900: missionary training center at Ahmsen near Meppen in northwestern Germany), North America, and Australia; since 19…

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Eder, Manfred, “Marists”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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