together with a pure heart and a good conscience. They asked the Patriarch of Jerusalem,
St Albert, to write for them a rule of life (c.1206-1214) which laid down certain guidelines based on the previous way of life of the hermits. The order is considered by the Catholic Church to be under the special protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and thus has a strong Marian devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel John of the Cross (Doctor of the Church).
Three Elements: Prayer, Service and Community.
Key Church Figure: Saint Teresa of Ávila (Doctor of the Church).
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Saint Marcellin Joseph Benedict Champagnat (20 May 1789–6 June 1840) was born in Le Rosey, village of Marlhes, near St. Etienne (Loire), France. He was the founder of the Marist Brothers, a religious congregation of brothers in the Catholic Church devoted to Mary and dedicated to education and was contemplative.
Five Pillars: God's Presence, Love of Work, In the Way of Mary, Family Spirit, Simplicity.
Key Church Figure: Saint Marcellin Champagnat.
The dual charism, along with the Colleges' five House Patrons offer an enriched understanding of the importance each individual holds to our Catholic identity through their works within this recontextualised world. All five patrons speak of faith, hope, love and learning which is inclusive to our sacramental community and core values.