Virtute et Numine
Virtute et Numine is my Cushing family motto. It is translated from Latin to English as “by valour and divine aid” although I have seen the quick and dirty translation, likely because it sounds punchy and cool for the purposes of school spirit, of “grit and grace” (see here).
I have recently learned of some ancestry in New England, which has resulted in the establishment of the Cushing Homestead, Cushing House Museum and Garden, Cushing Academy, and the Cushing House. Perhaps most importantly, I have recently learned that I am likely descended from John Alden, a passenger on the famed Mayflower. I also found an interesting Cushing genealogy here.