Sunday, February 21, 2016

Service of Others

The motto of all Ursuline schools is Serviam, Latin for “I will serve.”  But what does Serviam really mean?  It’s a way to deepen your concern for others and turn it into meaningful action.  It’s a calling to use your unique gifts and talents to help those in need. It’s an attitude and a spirit that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

But what does the shield stand for?   First, the Serviam shield is used worldwide and represents all Ursuline schools.  Our motto Serviam, “I will serve,” signifies service of God, of country, family and society.  Serviam is a profession of faith in practice.

The seven stars represent Ursa Minor and remind us of our patroness, Saint Ursula. The North Star in Ursa Minor reflects our search for Jesus, the Truth, in all our decisions and actions.  The shield stands for loyalty to others and consistency in our actions.  The cross is the foundation of one’s life, and gives us courage to face life’s difficult times.  The cross reminds us of our faith.

Let us live this day and every day in the service of others.

Pat Schifini, OSU

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