“AM” stand for “Ave Maria” in praise of our Blessed Mother, patroness of the RVM Congregation.
The Sampaguita beneath the book, being the national flower, is symbolic of the RVM being a Filipino Congregation.
The stars represent our Lady’s Mary virtues.
The Rays signify the light and wisdom which emanate from the Virgin, the Mother of Christ, light the of the World.
At the center of the seal is an open book bearing the Latin Inscription “Initium Sapientiae Timor Domini” (the fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom). The SMC motto signifies filial fear, love and profound reverence for the Divine Source of wisdom, grace and life.