AM stands for “Ave Maria” in praise of our Blessed Mother, the Patroness of the R.V.M. Congregation. The rays signify the light and wisdom which emanate form the virgin, the Mother of the Light of the World. The sampaguita flower beneath the book is symbolic of the R.V.M., a Filipino Congregation. The stars represent the virtues of Mary which every Marian student should possess.
At the center of the seal is an open book bearing the Latin inscription “Initium Sapientiae Timor Domini“; which means “The fear of the of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” The SMC motto signifies filial fear, love, awe and profound reverence for the Divine Source of wisdom, grace and life.