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SEATED: John King, Editor-in-Chief, Fr. Doyle, O.S.A,, Moderator, Mr. Fay, Faculty Advisor
STANDING: Donald Wilgus, Jose-ph Vilirnas, Robert Clarke, Jchn Brown, Eugene Bedn rski
REV. WILLIAM DOYLE,
O.S.A., CLASS OF l924
MR. WILLIAM FAY
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HISTORY OF OUR EAL
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LEGEND OF SEAL ON FRONT COVER
The use of the symbol is so common that
everyone is familiar with it. The Stars and
Stripes as the symbol for "one nation indivis-
ible, with liberty and justice for all," the ring
as the symbol of marital love and fidelity, are
known almost to everyone. The symbols of the
seal of St. Rita High School have come under
the eye of all its graduates, but perhaps their
meanings are not too clear.
These symbols are eye-words that appeal to
the mind and heart by their wealth of meaning.
They constitute the story behind the story of
St. Rita High School, for they blend nicely the
events of the live-s of two great Saints, Augus-
tine, the Founder of the Augustinian Order,
and Rita, the great Patrcness of the school.
The center portion of the seal represents the
various figures of St. Augustine. The heart
burning and pierced with an arrow is symbolic
of his great love for God. The crozier, cross,
and mitre denote his Episcopal office. The
cincture is part of the Augustinian habit, it
having been given originally to St. Augustine's
Mother, St. Monica, by Mary the Mother of
God. The book is symbolic of the writings of
St. Augustine and is particularly apropos in the
seal of the school since a book in Christian
symbolism has been connected with the office
The inscription "TolIe lege! Tolle lege!"
calls to mind the time St. Augustine was pray-
ing for light and heard the voice of the Angel
repeating these unforgettable words: "Take
and read! Take and read!" For in following such
advice he opened the letters of St. Paul and
read: "Let us walk honestly, as in the day: not
in rioting and drunkenness, not in chamibering
and impurities, not in contention and envy.
But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ." lRomans
Xlll, l3, l4.J This was the final touch in St.
The Bees and Roses are symbols of our
Patroness, St. Rita. The day after her baptism
a swarm of bees, white as the driven snow,
alighted on her lips and were seen to enter her
mouth without harming her. The roses are sig-
nificant of her title of "Saint of the Impos-
sible," for at her request God caused roses to
grow in January, something her cousin had told
her was impossible.
The Cascian urges St. Rita students to have
this legend at hand while studying its impres-
sion on their class rings.
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