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CONVENT HOMEPAGE 2000

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The School Badge

 

        The school badge of the Convents of the Infant Jesus, is an international one, used by students in all the five continents which consist of California, France, Peru, Italy, Singapore, Spain, England, Ireland, Thailand, Japan and Malaysia. The symbolism of the badge is as relevant today as it has been over the centuries.

 

          The centre of the badge is Red with silver band fringed with gold. Red traditionally conveys the message of love, God’s spirit of love embracing the world.

 

          On the right is the Holy Book with silver beads. To the Christians, this is the Bible; to the Muslim, the Quran; to the Hindus, the Bhagavadgita; to the Buddhists, the Dharmapada; wherever the teachings are found, which are the guiding principles of their faith in God. It is emphasized for us in Malaysia by the first principle of the Rukunegara :

“ Kepercayaan kepada Tuhan “

The beads remind us that our first duty to God is to worship Him in prayer.

 

          On the left, is a Distaff and Spindle. This is the symbol of labour.

          In our ideals, we are proud to be linked to the thousands of girls of a different culture, age, and time, who has passed on to us, a noble tradition. Each of us today, has her own part to play, manually and intellectually, in the creative work of building a harmonious world.

          The shield surmounted by gold Cross, is encircled by a garland of marguerites with out motto “ Simple in Virtue, Steadfast in Duty.” The Cross reminds us that the Sisters receive their inspiration and dedication in their commitment to all people, from Christ.

 

          Our motto is brief but deep in meaning.

To be Simple in Virtue is to go to God in full confidence and love. It means being open and honest with others, so that we can live in a spirit of family togetherness. This simplicity calls for an acknowledgement of our own faults and an effort to overcome basic selfishness. To be Steadfast in Duty means an awareness of out duty to be of service to others. This duty of giving of self, demands energy because it presents itself daily and hourly. Only when one puts self and petty interests aside, can this steadfastness in duty be fully achieved. This service begins in us and its limits are the needs of the earth.

          The Garland of Marguerites is symbolic of purity and simplicity towards God, our neighbours and ourselves.

          The School Badge is therefore a mark of honour. It shows a characteristic spirit of Infant Jesus Convent girls around the world. It encourages us to carry on the tradition of heroic virtue and labour, of a long line of ancestors.

 

 

The previous Convent School Badge

 
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