Purcell Marian is proud to be a Marianist-sponsored school.

What does it mean to be a Marianist-sponsored school? It means that administration, teaching, and learning are focused around five “Characteristics of Marianist Education.”
A Marianist school:
  • Educates for formation in faith
  • Provides an integral, quality education
  • Educates in the family spirit
  • Educates for service, justice, and peace
  • Educates for adaptation and change
“Religion is not taught; it is communicated. Religion is installed more deeply in the spirits and hearts of the students through the atmosphere that permeates the school than through teaching." - Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, founder of the Marianist Family.

The Campus Ministry Program provides the following opportunities for our students:

  • Monthly Mass experiences
  • Prayer Services
  • Retreats
    • Senior Kairos retreat (mandatory)
    • Junior retreat (Bergamo Retreat Center)
    • LIFE Retreat (LIFE Team members)
    • Sophomore Retreat
    • Freshmen Retreat
    • Appalachia Retreat


  • Student Extracurricular Opportunities
    • Marianist LIFE Team
      Marianist Living in Faith Experience (LIFE) is a sponsored student group coordinated by Campus Ministry that gives our students opportunities to explore their faith and service in a social setting while coordinating spiritual activities for the entire Purell Marian community.
    • Mass Planning Team
    • Mass Choir
    • Prayer Team
    • Kairos Retreat Student Leaders
    • Card Writing Group for Lincoln Crawford Care Center