Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School has gone through an exciting transition in the last few years. In 2014 we updated our Mission Statement in order to reflect our boldly Catholic, classical vision. As an important step in the rebranding process, we unveiled a new emblem in 2015. See below for a brief description of the rich symbolism embedded into the new logo.
DEVOTION TO OUR LADY
The fleur de lis (flower of the lily) is a traditional symbol for Mary, as is the color blue. Since it has also been used to represent French royalty, the fleur de lis connects to our Queen Mother’s apparition at Lourdes, France in 1858 as well. After finalizing the design, we also learned that the 8-point star is an ancient symbol of Mary!
Overlaying the fleur de lis is the shield of faith (white for purity) topped by the crown of martyrdom. Our Lady always leads us to her Son, and we seek to form disciples of Christ the King, prepared to “drop their nets” and bear witness to His victory over death.
Our integrated intellectual and spiritual formation fosters a love for verum, pulchrum, and bonum (Latin for the true, the beautiful, and the good). We seek the truth, as revealed both naturally and supernaturally. This merging of the natural order of the universe with the supernatural revelation of the Incarnation is represented by the Star of the Magi.
IN SERVICE OF THE FAMILY
The Magi discovered the Christ child in the context of the Holy Family. We serve the family, supporting parents in their God-given role as the primary educators of their children.
FIDELITY TO THE CHURCH
The top of the fleur de lis doubles as a bishop’s miter, representing the authority of Christ the King handed down through the Apostles to today’s bishops. We are joyfully faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.