The International Center for Marianist Formation was established in September 2002 to foster ongoing and permanent formation for all branches of the Marianist Family.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote study and provide ongoing resources and programs in the Marianist charism for both specialists and popularists, which complement the particular formation efforts in all Units of the Society of Mary and within the entire Marianist Family, as we strive to live our missionary vocation around the globe.

Statement of Purpose

Understanding that Marianist Spirituality and charism are inculturated in a local context, there exists several zonal (continental) formation centers around the globe. ICMF facilitates the coordination and communication of the efforts of these centers and advises and encourages their activity. Periodically, ICMF coordinates international formation programs for the Marianist Family.

International Center for Marianist Formation (ICMF)

1341 N Delaware Avenue, Suite 301
Philadelphia, PA 19125-4300
(215) 634-4116

Jack Ventura
Bro. Jack Ventura, S.M.
Executive Director
Francine Cruz
Ms. Francine Cruz
Administrative Assistant

Continental Centers for Marianist Formation

African Centers

Eastern Africa Center for Marianist Studies (EACMS)

Director—  Bro. Erik Otiende, S.M.
Email—  atwechootiende@yahoo.com

Bureau de formation Marianiste d’Afrique

Director— P. Léo Pauels, S.M.
Email—  leopauels@yahoo.fr

Asian Center

Asian Center for Marianist Studies (ACEMS)

Director—  TBD

European Centres (CEFM)

Coordinator CEFM

Fr. David Fleming, S.M.
Email— dflemingsm@yahoo.co.in


Director— P. Enrique Aguilera, S.M.
Email— vidareligiosa.sm@marianistas.org


Director— Fr. Robert Witwicki, S.M.
Email— robert.witwicki@gmail.com

Rome (AGMAR)

Director—  Fr. Antonio Gascón, S.M.
Email— genarchsm@smcuria.it

Latin American Center

Centro Latinoamericano de Formación Marianista (CELAFOM)

Director—  Bro. Santiago Valencia, S.M.
Email—  celafom0404@gmail.com

Coordinator—  Sr. Geraldine Velis
Email—  celafom1210@gmail.com

North American Center

North American Center for Marianist Studies (NACMS)

Director—  George Lisjak
Email—  glisjak1@udayton.edu