- COMMUNITY SHIELD of the Sisters
of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin
RESPICE STELLAM, VOCA MARIAM, the Latin motto defines the nature of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin: a Marian Congregation. The proclamation, EUNTES ERGO OMNES GENTES, states its field of action: teaching.
The rosary beads illustrate the Marian character of the Congregation, expressed also by the color of the background of the shield: azure.
Congregation of the ASSUMPTION
The silver comet, a band that seems to cross the azure background of the shield, symbolizes the mystery of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin.
The two crossed flames behind the shield indicate the noble call to teach.
The cross, bearing the colors of the human races - white, black, yellow, red, brown - is the answer to Christ's gospel call « Go and teach all nations ».