The seal of Angelicum College is made up of two circles with the outer circle enclosing the inner circle.  The upper half of the outer circle bears the word “Angelicum”. The lower half shows its location–“Quezon City” and below it is the year the institution was founded—1972. The inner circle encloses the sun above an escutcheon and below it is a banner with the motto of the institution.

The sun above the shield, rendered in gold, is symbolic of St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church and Patron Saint of Angelicum College.  His faith and vision, a heritage treasured by the Dominican Order in particular and the Catholic Church as a whole, illuminates and inspires Angelicum College as it strives for excellence in its own search for Truth.

The aqua-blue crest of escutcheon carries an open book between the Greek letters alpha and omega.  The open book is inscribed with the Latin word, Veritas, which means the Truth.  It represents the search for knowledge, especially of the Truth who is Jesus Christ. And just as all knowledge should begin and end in God, so does Angelicum’s search begin and end in God, the Alpha and Omega.  The color represents the Blessed Virgin Mary whose intercession we invoke in our quest for Truth.

The shield of the escutcheon bears the coat of arms of the Order of Preachers.  Angelicum College is Dominican in all aspects.  The Order’s charism and search for Truth—embodied in its motto contemplare et contemplata aliis tradere (To contemplate and to share with others the fruit of our contemplation)— are ingrained in the  activities of the school, mission statement, philosophy and objectives.  The Dominican Province of the Philippines gives de facto its full and unqualified support to the institution in its continuing search for Truth. Black and white symbolize sacrifice and purity respectively.

The banner encloses three Latin words:  Caritas, Justitia, Fortitudo.  In English they mean (in the same order) Charity, Justice, and Fortitude.  All who pass through the portals of Angelicum College are expected to have a great love for God (the highest form of charity), a strong sense of justice, and unyielding fortitude to overcome all odds in the service of God and neighbor.

The predominant color of the seal is gold.  It stresses the goal of Angelicum College to achieve excellence in academic pursuit and other endeavors and in the refinement of each person as it passionately searches for Truth.                

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2012 UST Angelicum Seal.