Skip to main content
Our Charism

Our Charism

Mary, the mother of Jesus, and mother to us all is the gentle and faithful woman on which our school builds its charism. Her divine example of faith, and service to God challenges us to strive to live lives of love and peace.

To imitate Mary, we have to have her heart, love the way she loves, and love those whom she loves. We are called to love everyone. By her example of faith, Mary shows us the way to Jesus, her Son. At Marian Catholic School we strive to live by the divine example of Mary, the mother of God.

What is Charism?

A charism is a divine spiritual gift given to an individual or group for the good of the community. Each religious order has a specific charism, a gift to be put to the service of the Church and the world.

Pope Paul VI was the first to label "charism" specifically in relation to religious institutes. He explained that the charism of the religious life is the fruit of the Holy Spirit, who is always at work within the Church.

A charism touches the very core of our existence and colours everything that we do as human beings. It allows us to see things in new ways, and to understand them even more wonderfully. We absorb a charism as we absorb sunshine, and we radiate a charism as a light pierces the darkness.