The International Center for Marianist Formation was established in September 2002 to foster ongoing and permanent formation for all branches of the Marianist Family.
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
Bro. Jack Ventura, S.M.
Ms. Francine Cruz
Continental Centers for Marianist Formation
Eastern Africa Center for Marianist Studies (EACMS)
Director— Bro. Erik Otiende, S.M.
Bureau de formation Marianiste d’Afrique
Director— P. Léo Pauels, S.M.
Asian Center for Marianist Studies (ACEMS)
European Centres (CEFM)
Fr. David Fleming, S.M.
Director— P. Enrique Aguilera, S.M.
Director— Fr. Robert Witwicki, S.M.
Director— Fr. Antonio Gascón, S.M.
Latin American Center
Centro Latinoamericano de Formación Marianista (CELAFOM)
Director— Bro. Santiago Valencia, S.M.
Coordinator— Sr. Geraldine Velis
North American Center
North American Center for Marianist Studies (NACMS)
Director— George Lisjak