All the branches of the Marist Family celebrate this year the 200th anniversary of "The Promise of Fourvière", when a group of seminarians and young priests from the diocese of Lyon in France pledged to found the Society of Mary. Among them were Father Jean-Claude Colin, founder of the Marist Fathers and Brothers (SM) and co-founder, with Sister Jeanne Marie Chavoin, of the Marist Sisters. Father Marcellin Champagnat, who later founded the Marist Brothers of the Schools (FMS) was also in this group. The early Marists envisaged a "tree with many branches": men and women, consecrated religious and lay people. The Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary (SMSM) emerged from the desire of a number of women to live the as Marist, missionary, and consecrated religious, first in the islands of Oceania, and eventually in many countries throughout the world. Enjoy this video!