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The Crest of the Institute of the BlessedVirgin Mary The Crest of the Institute is familiar to all who are connected with Loreto. In the first section is the Cross which is the very centre of Christianity. All grace comes from Christ - the great High Priest of the human race. Next to the Cross is the Sacred Heart of Our Lord. The cross which surmounts it and the crown of thorns which surrounds it symbolise the great love which caused Him to die on the Cross for our salvation. Greater love than this no man has that he lay down his life for his friend. In the bottom left-hand section is the sacred heart of Our Lady the Mother of the Church. Devotion to our Blessed Mother is naturally a characteristic of a congregation which bears her name - The Institute of the BlessedVirgin Mary. Finally there is an anchor which represents Faith. Faith is the foundation of the Christian Life. All this is summed up in the words of the Crest While I live I believe in the Cross of Christ and Mary Queen of the Angels.