“AM” stands for Ave Maria, in honor of our Blessed Mother, the Patroness of the RVM Congregation.
The rays signify the light and wisdom, which emanate from the virgin, the Mother of the Light of the world.
The sampaguita beneath the book being the national flower is symbolic of the RVM being a Filipino Congregation.
The stars represent our Lady’s many virtues.
At the center of the seal is an open book bearing the Latin inscription “Initium Sapientiae Timor Domini” which means “The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom.” It signifies filial fear, love, awe and profound reverence for the Divine Source of wisdom, grace and life.