"Congregatio Fratrum Christianorum"
The Star reminds the Brothers that those "who instruct others unto justice shall shine as stars for all eternity" (Daniel 12, 3).It symbolises enlightment and instruction-the services which the Church requires of the Congregation on behalf of the little ones of the flock.
The Cross, the symbol of Christ, underlines the fact that the instruction of the Religious Teacher is primary concerned with Christ and Him crucified.The Circle behind the Cross symbolises eternity.In answer to Christ's call, "Go teach all Nations", the Congregation has spread throughout the world, but the fact that it was founded in Ireland is recalled by the celtic design of the Cross.
The Open Book typifies the aim of an Educational organisation to impart not only religious but also secular instruction. The letters on the open page remind the Brothers that Christ is the "Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End" and that all their teaching must lead ultimately to God.
The Motto "Facere et Docere", to Do and to Teach, puts before the Members of the congregation their two-fold objective as religious, to become more like Christ in their daily living and in doing so to lead others to Him through their particular apostolate of Christian Education.