SYMBOLS IN THE LOGO
The Bamboo Cross – The mark of our Filipino Catholic Faith, from our Christianization to a lively inculturation of our faith.
The Flaming Heart – The Augustinian Recollect identity of a heart from God and a love for humanity.
The Island of Cebu – where the heart of Philippine Christianity is, our island is the first witness of the planting of the Cross of faith in our country.
The Circles of Continuing Presence:
- The image of the Immaculate Conception – Remembering… in the year 1621, the Recoletos was entrusted and established the first community in the island of Cebu in the Hermitage of Immaculate Conception; from then on, shared the Recoletos spirit of mission among the poor in Cebu.
- The image of San Jose – Transforming… in the year 1947 Colegio de San Jose was established, the Recoletos’ evangelizing mission bears into fruition the “educational apostolate” in the hearts of the Visayan populace and beyond. In the year 1984, the school was granted the University status – becoming the University of San Jose – Recoletos.