22 February 2010

Receiving their class rings...

Pictured are the students who received their Academy rings today.  It is our custom to bless the rings on the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter.

Here's a close picture of the class ring, showing the Pelican in the shield, and our motto, "Fides et Ratio."  On one side of the ring is the Jerusalem Cross, and on the other side, the year of graduation.
O Lord God almighty, bless these thy students, that within them may abide health, purity, strength and humility, goodness, meekness and fulfillment of the law, and may they in all things seek to serve thee, the only true God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.