Who We Are

The Marianist Center of Hawai’i is sponsored by the Society of Mary, the Marianists, a Catholic religious order dedicated to Mary, the Mother of Jesus and the First Disciple. The Marianists were founded by Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, a man dedicated to re-establishing a renewed Christian faith in a society which had spurned religion.
The purpose of this Corporation is to engage in the educational, moral and spiritual care of people in Hawai’i, and to give them the opportunity and means to worship at Mystical Rose Oratory on the campus of Chaminade University and St. Louis School. Through its Office of Special Ministries, the Marianist Center sponsors and conducts workshops and conferences on religion, liturgical arts, religious life and religio-socio concerns.

Marianist Center of Hawaii Staff

Fr. Martin Solma, SM CEO Marianist Center of Hawaii Provincial of the Marianist Province of the United States

Fr. Martin Solma, SM
CEO Marianist Center of Hawaii
Provincial of the Marianist Province of the United States

Bro. Robert Hoppe, SM Vice President and COO of the Marianist Center of Hawaii

Bro. Robert Hoppe, SM
Vice President and COO of the Marianist Center of Hawaii

Steve Taraoka Special Assistant to Bro. Hoppe

Steve Taraoka
Special Assistant to Bro. Hoppe

Bro. Dennis Schmitz, SM Special Ministries for the Marianist Center of Hawaii

Bro. Dennis Schmitz, SM
Special Ministries for the
Marianist Center of Hawaii