The Official seal of the school symbolizes the major thrust of Colegio de San Jose “service to others especially the poor.”
As an institution of learning, CSJ has the “special obligation to form students who are neighbors to every person and who actively help him when he comes across his path.” (Letter of Sister Chiron to the DC).
The center motifs are the cross and the lily. The cross stands for Christ, the living source of all charity. The lily stands for love that is simple and pure for others. Every Josephinian is neighbor to all forms of suffering and need.
Below the lily is the word: “Ite ad Joseph” – Go to Joseph. Go to Joseph for a spirit of conversion and renewal, for simple joy and humble service.
The whole seal inside a scalloped circle stands for love that knows no barrier, no end, a love that makes God present among all men especially the poor.