St. Mary's Academy of Pasay

Significance of School Seal Symbols

“A.M.” stands for “Ave Maria” in praise of 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 and wisdomfrom God through Jesus Christ, the light of the world. The Sampaguita beneath the book symbolizes the purity of heart of Mary and Mother Ignacia and the Filipino origin of the school. at the center of the seal is an open book that bears the Latin inscription “Initium Sapientiae Timor Domini.” Th is means “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Prov 9:10). It expresses fi lial fear, a disposition of profound reverence, awe, and love for God, the Source of all wisdom, grace, and life.