Dominus illuminatio mea
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Dominus illuminatio mea is the motto of the University of Oxford and the opening words of Psalm 27, meaning The Lord is my light. It has been in use at least since the second half of the sixteenth century, and it appears on the University's arms. It is also used by St Leo's College, University of Queensland and by Drew University in Madison, NJ.
An article by Ivan Illich may help to understand this ancient university motto, at a time when scientists were progressively replacing the concept of vision as a gaze radiating from the pupil by the concept of vision as the retinal perception of an image formed by reflected sunlight:
"To interpret De oculo morali, the relationship of things to God "who is light" must be understood. This is the century [i.e., the thirteenth century] suffused by the idea that the world rests in God's hands, that it is contingent on Him. This means that at every instant everything derives its existence from his continued creative act. Things radiate by virtue of their constant dependence on this creative act. They are alight by the God-derived luminescence of their truth." 
It is also the motto of Finlandia University (founded as Suomi College) in 1896.
It is also found in the coat of arms of Montessori Professional College, Quezon City.
Dominus Illuminatio mea is quoted by The Folio Society in their book THE MONKS OF WAR in a description of the daily life of The Order of the Hospital of St John the Baptist translated it to mean WHO SHALL I FEAR.
Knowing that going into battle outnumbered they not only face death but anticipate it. They would therefore daily read the Psalms of the Little Office of the Dead, Psalm 26. The Lord is the protector of my life, so of whom shall I be afraid. ....If armies in camp should stand together against me, my heart shall not fear. If a battle should rise up against me, in this shall I be confident. They were recited fervently.
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