MLA Committee

Marist Laity Australia is an independent and interdependent branch of the Marist family. We strive to bring forth the vision of the early Marists to support lay men and women chosen by ‘gracious choice’ to the unique calling of living Mary’s spirit in the world. We seek to build relationships with our own families, local communities, other Marists, and the wider world.

By being inclusive, flexible and choosing simplicity in our lives, we hope to follow Mary in our own lives. We desire to share this vision with others through our core committee, Marist groups across Australia, reflection days, retreats, newsletter, and web site.

Our hope is that we can continue to build a framework and community to inspire others to live Mary’s dream.

In 2016 the MLA committee is made of

  • Andrew Dumas (Co Leader)
  • Jenny Bolster ( Editor)
  • Margaret Woods (Co Leader)
  • Maria Baden (Resources)
  • Val Norris (Secretary)


Religious Laisons

  • Sister Fidelis McTeigue (Marist Sisters)
  • Sister Patricia Woods (Marist Missionary Sisters)
  • Brother Mark Murphy (Marist Brothers)
  • Father Paul Mahony (Marist Fathers)