We always shout "Animo La Salle" and Animo Benilde.. but do we really know it's meaning???
"'Animo' means the smallest of the small. Jesus said 'Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of god.' The poor in spirit is one who has no idea of 'I', who has no idea that he is some- body, who is utterly at ease with his nobodyness. To be at ease with one's nobodyness is 'ANIMO'. That is what Jesus again says - 'Those who are the last will be the first in my kingdom of god, and those who are the first will be the last.' That is the meaning of 'ANIMO' : the smallest of the small, the last ... one who is in no competition to be ahead of anybody, one who has no desire to have any conflict.
"When one drops comparison completely, one is happy being oneself. One does not think in terms of comparison. -- that 'I am richer that that' or 'I am poorer than that' or 'I am more intelligent than this' or 'I am less intelligent than that.' When one stops thinking in terms of comparison, when one compares not, one is utterly happy just as one is. That is 'ANIMO'. And that is the greatest quality to evolve in oneself. The more it is there, the more one feels the presence of god." So stay humble fellow La Sallians.. animo Benilde Animo La Salle!!!