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Marianists

(Societas Mariae; Society of Mary; not to be confused with Marists*). RC cong. founded Bordeaux, Fr., 1817/18 (recognized by pope 1865, 1891) by Guillaume Joseph Chaminade (1761–1850) to oppose religious indifference; besides vowing poverty, chastity, and obedience, mems. vow stability in service of Mary; devoted to educ. Daughters of Mary (Marianist Sisters; Cong. of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate; Filiae Mariae), a Marianist offshoot, was founded 1816 Agen, Fr.


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