SAINT MARY'S ACADEMY
Padre Ramon Street, Dipolog City
Telephone: (065)212-2262

 
 
 

 

SAINT MARY'S ACADEMY

THE SEAL
 

The central motif of the school seal is AM which stands for AVE MARIA or Hail Mary, in praise of Mary the Mother of God and the Patroness of the RVM Congregation. The Ave Maria is further accented by the crescent moon which is also a symbol of Mary. The sun represents Jesus as the son of Justice, while the moon represents Mary.

The rays represent the far-reaching seal and charity with which the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary functions in its apostolate. The rays also represent the graces that come from Jesus through the hands of Mary and very aptly bring out the Motto of the Congregation: To Jesus with Mary. The twelve stars represent the stars in the sun and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars." The stars represent also the twelve extraordinary graces or privileges which God bestowed on Mary.

Below the monogram is a very significant figure of an open book upon which is inscribed the revealed word of God: Initium Sapientiae Timor Domini, the English translation of which is: "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom." This is the real essence of the education the Congregation is intent of imparting, filial love of the Lord, knowledge of the Lord who is Truth id the beginning of Wisdom, for Wisdom here means knowledge, the grasping , the understanding of truth. Because of human frailty one fails to grasp the full meaning of such tremendous truth, at least, the study of science of God, the study of Religion aside from all sciences, is the beginning of wisdom.

Immediately below the book is the white sampaguita flower, the national flower of the Philippines. It stands for the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary, the first all-Filipino Congregation founded by a Filipino, Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, its members working for Filipino brothers in their own lands as well as in foreign shores.

 
 

Main Entrance
 

 


School Cafeteria
 


Wall of Wisdom
 
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