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The Meaning of Our School Crest

 

Shield:  Faith

What we see are Satan’s attacks in the form of insults, setbacks and temptations, but the shield of faith protects us from Satan’s flaming arrows. With God’s perspective, we can see beyond our circumstances and know that ultimate victory is ours.  

In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Ephesians 6:16

Crossed Swords:  Spiritual Weapon

The Bible is our spiritual weapon to fight the enemy. When we are tempted, we need to trust in the truth and power of God’s Word.  

Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.  Ephesians 6:17

Open Book:  Knowledge 

The Bible is God’s Word to us and our greatest source of knowledge. Storing God’s words in our hearts and minds helps us to stay on the right path.

I have hidden your word in my heart I might not sin against you.  Psalms 119:11

Torch:  Illumination

God’s light guides us through dark and evil places to safety and truth. 

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.  Psalm 119:105

Tree:  Wisdom and Fruitfulness

A wise person is a model of a meaningful life. Gaining wisdom yourself can be the first step in leading others to God and bearing good fruit. 

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives.  Proverbs 11:30

Cross:  Sacrifice

Jesus Christ is our Lord and savior, and His death on the cross was the ultimate sacrifice for our salvation.  

so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.  Hebrews 9:28

The crest was designed by Emily Morris, SJCA Class of 2003