MOTTO, COLORS & SEAL
The Paulinian motto is "Caritas Christi Urget Nos". "The charity of Christ impels us". This thought has
fired the zeal of countless Paulinian Sisters to cross the vast waters and to establish St. Paul educational
institutions all over the world.
Colors of the logo are green and gold: GREEN, for the hope that springs eternal, for the fields,
for the harvest and for laborers of the harvest, commissioned as we all are by our baptismal annointing;
GOLD, for the honor and glory of God, the well-spring of the saving love of Christ, which should be the
stimulus and the goal of all that we think, say and do. Together, they remind us of the summary of the Law:
Love of God and love of neighbor perfected by our Lord in "Love one another as I love you".(Jn.15:12)
Our school seal bears a shield with a tricolor background - red, white, and blue. These are the colors of the
flag of France, birthplace of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres, and of the Philippines,
to sacrifice, to the tranquil daring that should accompany every Paulinian in the daily battle of life. White
is a reminder of the purity and simplicity of heart that should be ours in the daily struggle to know and
accomplish the holy will of God. The blue portion recalls the Paulinian's quest for justice and peace among men
and the devotion to our Lady, Mother of God and Mother of us all.
Within the shield, the lamp with its flame burning bright bids us to shine in the world by our witness
to the faith as zealous followers of Christ. The book signifies the pursuit of knowledge, grounded in Christ
the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
The shield rests on a crossed palm leaf and a sword, signifying the palm of martyrdom that St. Paul,
our patron, won when he was beheaded outside Rome. This is to remind us that, like our patron, we are called
to martyrdom - perhaps not the wet martyrdom that special times and occasions may call for, but certainly the
dry martyrdom of living each day the acceptance and endurance of the suffering that is our share of Christ's
cross, while we await the time of His coming to bring us eternal life.