University Seal and Hymn

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“AM” stands for “Ave Maria” in praise our Blessed Mother Mary, the Patroness of the RVM Congregation. The stars which surround the monogram (AM) represent the God-given prerogatives of Mary, Mother of God and Mother of the Church. The rays signify the light of wisdom from God through Jesus Christ, the Light of the world. The Sampaguita beneath the book symbolizes the purity of the heart of Mary and Mother Ignacia and the Filipino origin of the school. At the center of the seal is an open book book which bears the Latin inscription “Initium sapientiae timor Domini” . This means “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Prov. 2:6). It expresses filial fear, a disposition of profound reverence, awe nd love of God, the Source of all wisdom, grace and life.


 

Immaculate conception
my dear Alma Mater
the fairest University
I give thee my salute
I pledge to be forever
true to thee and thy flag
I pledge my world of honor
to keep thee in my heart

Thou art to me
Thou art to me a Mother
That leads me through
that leads me through the world
Unite thy child, unite thy child forever
To jesus, to Jesus dearest Lord
To thee I pledge to fight
for God and for His Church
and for my Philippines
I give my heart and hand.

Immaculate conception
my dear Alma Mater
the fairest University
I give thee my salute
I pledge to be forever
true to thee and thy flag
I pledge my world of honor
to keep thee in my heart.