Stories of St. Edward
Original historical details with Latin script can be found across the property. The inscription above the doors reads 'Regnum Dei Intra Vos Est' which is translated to 'The Kingdom of God Is With You'. The phrase is inscribed into a cast-stone panel surrounding the head of Christ encircled by a halo. Other Catholic symbols include the alpha and omega signs, and Christ’s hand with his first two fingers and thumb extended and his third and fourth fingers closed, a symbol commonly found in Christian art and architecture. Here you can see seminary students taking a stroll after class in front of the very same entrance where you stand today.
Photograph courtesy the Archives of the Archdiocese of Seattle.