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Loyola University Chicago (U.S.)

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Description of the flag

Flag of Loyola University Chicago was reported in the university bookstore.

The University presents itself at www.luc.edu/aboutloyola.shtml:
"Loyola University Chicago is one of the largest of the 28 Jesuit universities and colleges in the United States, with three campuses in the greater Chicago area, plus the Rome Center in Italy, and nine schools and colleges."

The well-organized Jesuits provide a 'Logo Usage' page: www.luc.edu/pa/logo/logo.shtml and a history: www.luc.edu/pa/logo/logo_history.shtml

"Two wolves. The two wolves eating at a cauldron are taken from the heraldic crest carved in the lintel on St. Ignatius' family home in Loyola, Spain. The imagery refers to the prosperity and generosity of the Loyola family who, after feeding family, retainers and soldiers, had food enough to feed the animals.

Date. 1870 is the year Loyola University Chicago was founded.

Motto. The Latin "AD MAJOREM DEI GLORIAM" (for the greater glory of God) is the motto of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) as well as of Loyola University Chicago. Although the logo has been given a modern look, the motto was not translated into English because Latin is a significant factor in the Jesuit educational tradition and reflects Loyola's commitment to a core liberal arts education.

Striped field. The field with seven stripes represents the seven Loyola brothers, from the maternal side of the family, who distinguished themselves in battle in the 14th century."

Loyola University (and various school) PMS colours: www.luc.edu/pa/logo/colors.shtml

For a picture of the Loyola arms on the family home, see: www.luc.edu/pa/logo/colors.shtml

Several educational institutions bear one form or other of these arms.

Jan Mertens, 22 December 2005

Seal

[Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago seal] image located by Paul Bassinson, 1 October 2017
Source: www.luc.edu