Card description: White card stock with matte finish and gold embossed foil. Novena Card. Left inside verse: You will be remembered in a special Marianist Novena of Masses at Christmas and New Year's and at daily Mass throughout the New Year. And she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger... Luke 2:7 Right inside verse: May the tranquil peace and tender love of the first Christmas be yours today and throughout the New Year. Back of the card: The Marianist Family is comprised of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate (Marianist Sisters), the Society of Mary (Marianist brothers and priests) and Lay Marianists. Marianists are especially dedicated to uplifting people through education but also serve in other types of ministries worldwide. The Marianists were founded nearly 200 years ago in France at the end of the French Revolution by Blessed William Joseph Chaminade. He saw in Mary, the Mother of Christ, a model for discipleship that can show us how to welcome the Spirit of God into our own lives. Supporters of the Marianist Mission's ministry make possible our foreign and domestic ministries, enable the training of Marianist novices and seminarians, and provide care for our elderly and infirm Marianists.