AM" stands for "Ave
Maria" in praise of our Blessed Mother, the Patroness of the R.V.M.
Congregation. The rays signify the light and wisdom which emanate form
the virgin, the Mother of the Light of the World. The sampaguita flower
beneath the book is symbolic of the R.V.M., a Filipino Congregation.
The stars represent the virtues of Mary which every Marian student
At the center of the
seal is an open book bearing the Latin inscription "Initium Sapientiae
Timor Domini"; which means "The fear of the of the Lord is the
beginning of wisdom." The SMC motto signifies filial fear, love, awe
and profound reverence for the Divine Source of wisdom, grace and life.