November 23, 2007

Symbols of Our Alma Mater La Salle

I got this from my friend, fellow Lasallian & DLSU Pops Orchestra alumnus Elmer Medalla. Thanks again for sharing!

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This was taken from another yahoogroup (ONELASALLE). Just sharing it with fellow Archers.  Compliments of our fellow Lasallian, Ernesto "Tito" Carballo.

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Symbols of Our Alma Mater La Salle
SIGNUM FIDEI (Sign of Faith) STAR / Star of Great Hope
The symbol of the Christian Brothers (FSC). It symbolizes Lasallian education for excellence and wisdom for higher things in life. A Lasallian provides a bright and promising future. The star was derived from the Star of Bethlehem on Christmas Eve (hope).

GLORIA ET HONOR LAUREL (GLORY AND HONOR)
The laurel beneath the Signum Fidei Star means that one must aspire to excel, to reach one's star, to attain glory and honor in service of God and country.

GREEN AND WHITE COLORS
The first Christian Brothers who arrived in Manila - the founders of Lasallian education in the country - were IRISH AMERICANS, whose national color is green. Later on, Celtic Green was adopted as the official color. The color white symbolizes the Philippines, which is the Pearl of the Orient Seas.

FSC (FRATRES SCHOLARUM CHRISTIANORUM)
Brothers of Christian Schools. The Religious Order of the De La Salle Christian Brothers. William Tell, a Swiss folk hero, inspired the Christian Brothers to use the Green Archer as its mascot. William Tell and St. John Baptist De La Salle both loved and served the less fortunate.

THE GREEN ARCHER
The Green Archer symbolizes the Lasallian quest to be the best. The Green Archer aims high, straight and true, be it at work, in academics, or in sports. The primary target of a Green Archer is to succeed.

GREEN ARCHER STANCE
Confidence in one's capabilities.

AIM HIGH, STRAIGHT AND TRUE
Aim High: to be the best
Aim Straight: to be disciplined, dedicated and persevering
Aim True: to be goal-oriented

ARROW BLADE
Sharpness of a Lasallian's mind.

ARROW
Strength of a Lasallian (to pierce through challenges).

BOW
The Lasallian Education that propels one to greater height in life.

FEATHER ON THE CAP
Confidence to achieve things.

ARCHER'S DAGGER
Being prepared and equipped to meet challenges.

>>>--- ANIMO LA SALLE! --->