The Motto of the Visitation Sisters of Don Bosco shall be: “Go Disciple” (Mt, 28:19).
The members will go to the villages and neglected areas of the towns to carry the Good News and will make visiting of the houses one of their principal apostolic duties, imitating Mary at her visitation, “who arose and went with haste into the hill country” (Lk 1:39) to help and bring joy to Elizabeth. They will bring the teachings of Jesus to all their hearers and make them disciples of the Master.
A short explanation of the Crest of the Visitation Sisters of Don Bosco
“Go, Disciple!” (Mt. 28:19). It will be the goal of the Apostolic work of the Congregation.
The Name Jesus surmounted by a Cross and surrounded by eight Crosses:
The name JESUS, in its symbolic Greek form, used by the early Christians, stands for Our Lord Jesus Christ who redeemed the world through his death on the cross, represented by the cross surmounting the symbol. The eight crosses represent the eight Beatitudes, the summary of the Gospel teachings of JESUS, which the sisters are striving to live radically and to win all to Christ through evangelization and Catechesis of the Gospel message.
The star shedding its rays on the towns and villages:
Stands for Mary at her Visitation who as she entered once the house of her cousin Elizabeth, now through the sisters visits people in their homes both in the towns and villages to bring them the LOVE, PEACE, HOPE and JOY of CHRIST.
The rising Sun:
Is a symbol of the geographical position of the place of foundation and first labours of the sisters, which is situated in the easternmost region of India. It also represents Our Lord, the Sun of Justice. It will be the effort of the Sisters to remedy the situations of injustice met with, in their labours.
Signifies Don Bosco, the Founder of the Salesian Congregation, who is also the Patron and after whom the Congregation of the Visitation Sisters is called (“bosco” in Italian means “wood”). The sisters strive to become saints by living the spirituality of Don Bosco.
The Hills and the Rivers:
Represent the field of work entrusted to the sisters.