Logo of the Tercentenary (1716-2016)
This logo is the work of Brother René Guibert, Brother of St. Gabriel who designed the St. Gabriel Memorial at the site of the House Supiot. This logo is the symbol of two tercentenaries we are celebrating.
The first is the tercentenary of the first profession of Brothers Louis, Philippe, Nicolas and Gabriel, of the Community of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost of 1715. The “with us”, evokes the vibrant words of Montfort in his will, dated April 27, 1716 where he speaks of “my four Brothers, united with me in obedience and poverty…” All Missionaries of the Company of Mary (Fathers and Brothers), the Brothers of St. Gabriel and the Daughters of Wisdom, and many lay associates, now share this communion with Montfort.
The second tercentenary 1716-2016, evokes the death of Montfort on 28 April 1716. Though, Montfort is dead, he is more than alive among us. We have here in the logo:
» a Montfort coated with the colors of rainbow, a sign of his covenant, of communion with God and with the world today,
» a Montfort, missionary who marches forward,
» a Montfort, young, cheerful and dynamic,
» a Montfort, who has his eyes fixed on the cross, symbol of redemption, of total love of Jesus for humanity,
» a Montfort, having in his right hand, the statue of Our Lady of the Way, symbol of his “Totus Tuus” which led him to Jesus, through the hands of Mary; this path has helped many people to reach God as well, including Saint John Paul II.
» a Montfort, nurtured by the Word of God, symbolized by the book of Bible, he always carried in his bag,
» a Montfort, who takes us all on the path that surely leads to God.
(Bro. Bernard Guesdon)