Second Marist Laity
National Conference in the USA

Boston Marriott Quincy, MA
April 15-18, 2004
Report from Patricia Zirkel

Excerpts from the Evaluations

I have gained a better understanding of my life as a Marist, and my life as a Marist has been re-affirmed.

I have received re-enforcement of Marist ideals.

The Conference caused me to want to be a better Marist. I want to have more contact with other Marists.

I am looking for...

•        a deeper spirituality; more prayer; spiritual direction; contemplation and reflection…
•        more contact with other Marists
•        community
•        more collaboration among all Marist branches
•        a better understanding of Mary and the Marist way. I want to spread devotion to Mary. I want to learn how
to emulate Mary.

It was wonderful to see Marists from the ‘whole world.’ I enjoyed the ‘family’ atmosphere; an excellent mix of
liturgy and fellowship.

The Conference was uplifting and informative with many excellent presentations.

                                                Lay Marists from Chicago with Marist Sisters

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