Griffin L.I.F.E.

Living in Faith Experience (LIFE) is a faith-sharing group for Vianney students in the Catholic, Marianist tradition.

The first Marianists were lay people formed by Blessed William Joseph Chaminade into sodalities, or small faith-sharing groups, in 1801. During the French Revolution, when Christianity was illegal in France, the sodalities functioned as underground groups for Catholics to practice their outlawed faith. Through Chaminade's guidance, the sodalities became a means to re-Christianize France after the revolution.

Griffin LIFE continues Chaminade's vision of a faith-sharing community. It's a great way to meet new friends and strengthen the bonds of faith.


Most of our LIFE nights are on Thursdays from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the Art Gallery on Vianney's campus. 

2019-20 Griffin LIFE Schedule


First Semester

Thursday, August 22nd

Thursday, September 12th

Tuesday, October 8th

Thursday, November 14th

Thursday, December 12th


Second Semester

Thursday, February 6th

Thursday, March 5th

Wednesday, April 8th (Chaminade’s Birthday)

Thursday, May 7th


MODERATOR NAME: Nick Kheriaty, Elizabeth Palazzolo, Mark Buehrle


STUDENT OFFICERS: Luke Picha, Aidan Dillon, Justin Schoenwalder, Will Sinak, Jack Prange

Each summer, prospective LIFE leaders have the opportunity to attend a week-long training session sponsored by the Society of Mary in Dayton, Ohio. The students trained at these sessions go on to lead Marianist LIFE groups at Marianist high schools and parishes throughout the country.
At the beginning of each spring semester students have the opportunity to register to attend this retreat and become leaders of the Griffin LIFE program.

Griffin Life Website

National Marianist LIFE Web Page