Name Means: Innovator
Color: Blue is the color of the Novitatis as well as the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.
Saint: St. Basil had mastered everything he studied. There, he soon gained fame as a philosopher, linguist, speech maker, attorney, and naturalist…also holding expertise in astronomy, mathematics, business and medicine. His deep hunger to reveal the mysteries of God’s creation, energized him to become what people would now refer to as a kind of “renaissance man.”
The shield of Novitatis is blue symbolizing the wisdom, confidence, and faith is takes to innovate. The wolf on the shield is a symbol of a teacher, a sharer of knowledge and a person who shares their knowledge. The stars are to honor St. Basil who, among his many areas of study, was an expert in astronomy. The gears represent the need to work together to make our ideas a reality.