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Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya (Peru)

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club flag image by Ivan Sache, 13 July 2014
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Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya (UARM), based at Lima, is the follower of Jesuit colleges that emerged in Peru in the 16th-18th centuries. Founded in the 20th century, the "Instituto de Humanidades Clásicas" (Institute of Classical Humanities) was reestablished in 1991 as the "Escuela de Pedagogía, Filosofía y Letras Antonio Ruiz de Montoya" (College of Pedagogy, Philosophy and Literature Antonio Ruiz de Montoya, eventually renamed UARM in 2003.
UARM is named for Antonio Ruiz de Montoya, a Lima-borne Jesuit father (1582-1652). Montoya founded several Jesuit missions ("reductions") in Guayra, ruling 39 of them when appointed head of the missions in 1620. In 1631, he organized the transport of 15,000 Christian Indians, threatened by the Brazilian slave hunters,to the safer missions located in Paraguay. Montoya obtained in 1637 from King Philip IV of Spain several privileges and measures of protection for the Paraguyan missions.
Montoya also wrote seminal books on the Guaraní language and a noted history of the Paraguay missions.
The flag of UARM is white with the seal-like emblem of the university in the middle.
The emblem of UARM is made of the university's arms, placed on a grey disk and surrounding by the black writing "UNIVERSIDAD" (top) / "RUIZ DE MONTOYA" (bottom). The arms of UARM are "Quarterly, 1. Gules three crowns or placed two and one, 2. Vert a cauldron flanked by two wolves argent, 3. Vert a monogram "UARM" argent, 4. Gules five bends or. The shield surrounded by the motto "GLORIA DEI VIVENS HOMO" in letters sable."
Source: UARM website
The sinister part of the arms is related to Ignatius de Loyola, see Unidad Educadiva San Felipe Neri for more details.
Photos of the flag are shown:
- on the UARM website, President's introduction
- on the PUCP photo gallery, 5th Joint Symposium of Students in Philosophy, 20-23 October 2009  - Album  - Photo
Ivan Sache, 09 January 2010

"Gloria dei vivens hiomo" (Irenaeus, Adversus Haereses [Against Heresies] IV, 20, 7) translates as "The glory of God is a living ma," Irenaeus' aphorism has been the subject of several interpretations. In his "Letter to priests for Holy Thursday, March 17, 1996", Pope John Paul II wrote:
"6. Gloria Dei vivens homo. These words of Saint Irenaeus profoundly link the glory of God and man's self-realization. "Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to your name give glory" (Ps 115.1 j: repeating often these words of the Psalmist, we come to understand that "realizing' ourselves in life has a point of reference and an end which are transcendent, both of them included in the concept of the "glory of  God": we are called to make our life an officium laudis".
St. Ireneaus (d. c. 202), Bishop of Lyon, is an early church father. "Against Heresies" was mostly targeted to the Gnosticis, who relied on a secrete, oral tradition, as opposed to the canonical, scriptural tradition controlled by the episcopate.
Ivan Sache, 09 January 2010

There is a picture where full UARM flag is depicted, not only its part:
Zoltan Horvath, 11 April 2012