Our Medal and Logo

image006The design for the Medal came through a picture given to Diane Brown, foundress and director of the founding community. It was a statue of Mary with her hands raised. On the side of it written in Spanish, it said, “Mary assumes suffering like the morning sun that matures and strengthens.” This is what the Lord is asking the Marian Servants to do. This picture of Mary was found in the Catacombs, the earliest depiction of Mary at the age of fifteen in praise of the Father. We are called as Marian Servants to praise the Lord in season and out of season, in darkness and light; we are to give praise to the Father, to constantly be praising the Father with hands raised. It is through the pain, the suffering in all the things that we are healed, that we are strengthened, that we mature. On the back of the medal is the Eucharist, the source and summit of our lives.

The vision of Dom Bosco is a confirmation of the medal’s design. The Holy Father with the Church, the ship of state, is sailing and caught in the stormy sea with all of the warships bombarding it. As he tied up the ship of state to two pillars — one on which Mary stood and the other containing the Eucharist, the Church was saved and the enemies ran. This vision confirms that God has called us, and given us a special mission to help rebuild His Church.

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Our Marian Servant of the Blessed Sacrament logo was a design and creation of Pam Edwards and Manuel Valle. Through the image of Mary, the Chalice and the raised Eucharist in the center of the logo, the fundamental focus of the logo is our Blessed Mother and the Blessed Sacrament.

While charismatic and embracing the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, the Eucharist becomes the Halo of Mary and Mary’s mantle becomes an image of the Holy Spirit. The color blue in the logo is in honor of the mantle of Mary and the golden rays bursting from the Eucharist are symbolizing the light of Jesus Christ shining on us. We have been blessed with an affirming Marian Servants of the Blessed Sacrament logo.