Our Core Ideals
The seal of Villa Maria College is a graphic representation of the foundation upon which the College rests. The Holy Spirit, the Source of Eternal Wisdom, hovers above the triangle upon which are inscribed in Latin the ideals of the College:
Veritas – Truth
The ideal of truth is demonstrated and fostered by the values of honesty, objectivity, consistency and respect for diversity.
Caritas – Charity
The ideal of charity is demonstrated and fostered by the values of service, dignity, respect and social responsibility.
Unitas – Unity
The ideal of unity is demonstrated and fostered by the values of equity, sensitivity and collaboration.
Within the triangle symbolizing the Most Holy Trinity is the Immaculate Heart of Mary as depicted in the Seal of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Felix of Cantalice. The crossed arms of Christ and St. Francis of Assisi symbolize the Franciscan Rule of the Third Order Regular, with the Eucharistic Host placed upon the Cross depicting the Eucharistic and penitential character of the Felician Congregation.
The Latin inscription encircling these symbols reads: “Seal of Villa Maria College of Buffalo, New York” and includes the chartering date (1961) of the college.