Explanation of the CCVI Logo

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The symbol of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word (CCVI) shows a crown of thorns encircling a heart with cross, a heart pierced with nails, and the letters IHS. The crown of thorns, the cross, and the nails are symbols of Christ offering Himself for us in the crucifixion. IHS are the first three letters of the Greek name for Jesus and suggest Jesus’ presence in the hearts of those who become His presence to others. The heart has the Latin words "My Love," suggesting Jesus' enduring presence in those who caringly bring His life to the world by serving others.

CCVI is the Latin abbreviation of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. CCVI stands for Congregatio (Sororum) Caritatis a Verbo Incarnato in Latin.