College Crest, Motto, Prayer & Song
The Canonical Administrators have ratified that the Kolbe Catholic College motto be:
“Faith Courage Compassion”
The legacy of St Maximilian Kolbe is a story of heroism, courage and self-sacrifice; a beacon of hope for the future. Kolbe’s life and death inspires us to follow Jesus as he did; his faith, his commitment to those in need no matter what it would cost him and his passionate concern for excellence in living his faith.
St. Maximilian Kolbe’s life exemplifies values which serve as an inspiration for the Kolbe Catholic College community:
- Faith; uncompromising belief in God; renowned devotion to Mary, the mother of Jesus.
- Our unique dignity as a person created in the image and likeness of God.
- Concern; outreach; preparedness to do something about the horrors of our own time – hunger, poverty, homelessness, damage to the environment.
- Courage and personal sacrifice
The fruitfulness of work does not depend on ability, on energy, on money, although these.are useful gifts of God.but solely and exclusively depends on the degree of one’s union with God.
Love! This is everything.
Saint Maximilian Kolbe
The Crest and symbols have been chosen to encapsulate the meaning of the motto and the life of St Maximilian Kolbe.
|Faith:||The Cross (yellow, dark ink blue outline); a symbol of Jesus Christ and God’s loving action|
|Courage:||The prison bars (dark grey) representing St Maximilian’s final self sacrifice and love for humanity, without limits|
|Compassion:||The shape of the letter “K” (dark ink blue) represents understanding those whom we are called to serve and being prepared to act, in outreach to others. The circles (red, dark ink blue) are symbols of life, unity with God and our interconnectedness with each other.|