The first side panel reveals Blessed Fr. Chaminade, founder of the Marianist Family and the Society of Mary (Marianist Brothers and Priests).
“Duc in altum! Put out into the deep!”
The words which Christ spoke to Peter echo down the centuries. They were words which Chaminade heard in the very depths of his soul; and they are words which you are called to hear now. The Lord’s command has always seemed strange, for to the unbelieving eye there are no fish to be caught. Certainly, in the time of your Founder it seemed as though the waters had nothing to give. Yet Chaminade, like Peter, heeded the Lord’s command, cast his nets into the deep, and what a wonderful catch resulted! You are that catch, you and all whom the Society of Mary has drawn into the love of Christ since your foundation. (Letter of Pope John Paul II to the Superior General of the Society of Mary)
The second side panel reveals Venerable Marie Thérèse de Lamourous who played a key role in the early foundation of the Marianist Family; and Blessed Adele de Batz de Trenquelléon, founderess of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate (Marianist Sisters).