This series of bas-reliefs represents facets of the Marianist vision and spirit. They are the work of Spanish artist Antonio de Oteiza, Capuchin. These ceramic sculptures were commissioned by Spanish Marianists to commemorate the September 3, 2000, beatification of Father William Joseph Chaminade (1761-1850), founder of the Marianist Family. His spirit, and that of the Marianist Family, is the "Spirit of Mary." The "Spirit of Mary" is no mere devotion, but a style of life and a program of action. It is steeped in scripture, and takes as model the person and story of Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ. Oteiza’s ceramics highlight those events of her life which are the source of inspiration for the Marianist vision and spirit.