Marists take Mary as their model. To follow Christ as Mary did. Marists strive to think, judge, feel and act in a new way – the way of Mary. This is a new approach to life. Acquiring it is the work of the Holy Spirit and is a lifelong process. It involves a deep relationship with Mary as a living person. In no way however, is Mary their chief focus. Neither is the emphasis on particular devotions to Mary nor on giving honour to her in very public ways, but rather living like Mary with the faith and attitudes she had – in a profound sense to make Mary present today.