Our Shield

Symbols allow us to see one’s values. What does the Shield of our College mean? Let us analyze it:



CIRCULAR FIELD: In the circle, emblem of eternity, the dove of the Holy Spirit is inscribed, white and ascending, looking towards the East, where the sun rises each day, figure of the never-setting sun that is Christ. The dove occupies the center of the circle and signifies unity, origin, the “heart” of the shield.

The circle is the figure of the infinite, of perfection, and of the return to unity from multiplicity, and its sky-blue color represents the firmament. The white dove and the sky-blue circle give an “Argentine” character to the symbology of the shield.

This enclosed concentric form, at the same times, in another blue circle that flaunts the emblem of the College, “Qui laborat orat,” synthesizing the inclination or project of the family that adopts this road.

CROWN: Emerging from the circle surges the crown of Mary-Queen. This crown, emblem of light, is composed of a crown in its top half and by nine golden gems. Two fleurs-de-lis that distinguish the internal levels of the college of the “Red” and “Yellow houses complete the design, synthesis of the heraldic values of red and yellow, with their characteristics of “intrepidity,” “bravery” and “daring,” “strength”, “faith,” and “perseverance.” The azure color, which signifies majesty, beauty, and serenity, is the appropriate mark to “contain” the spirit of the Love of the Father and of the Son and to promote the practice of its ideals: prayer and work, labor converted into prayer.

The nine golden gems of the crown are an emblem of the Trinitarian number while the fleurs-de-lis symbolize the lily of three petals, flower of virginity in the French heraldic tradition and clear allusion to the perpetual virginity of Mary.

The total figure of the shield includes in its lowest base, the label of “Holy Trinity College”, while towards the top the shield conforms to a triangle, figure of the Holy Trinity, whose vertices are found in the cross, clear allusion to the wisdom it hopes to achieve.
CORONA: Como emergiendo del círculo surge la corona de María-Reina. Esta corona, emblema de luz está compuesta por una cruz en su parte superior media y por nueve perlas de oro. Completan el diseño dos flores de lis que distinguen a nivel interno del colegio las dos “houses” “Red” y “Yellow,” síntesis de los valores heráldicos de gules (rojo) y oro, con sus característica de “intrepidez”, “valentía” y “arrojo”, “fuerza”, “fe” y “constancia”. Mientras que el color azur (azul), que significa majestad, hermosura y serenidad, es el marco adecuado para “contener” al espíritu de Amor del Padre y del Hijo y promover la práctica del ideal: oración y trabajo, labor convertida en oración.

La nueve perlas de oro de la corona son emblema del número trinitario a la vez que las flores de lis simbolizan el lirio de tres pétalos, flor e la virginidad de la tradición franco heráldica medieval y clara alusión a la virginidad perpetua de María.

La figura total del escudo incluye en su base inferior, el rótulo de “Holy Trinity College”!, mientras los que tienden hacia lo alto conforman un triángulo figura de la Santísima Trinidad, cuyo vértice se encuentra con la cruz, clara alusión de la sabiduría que se aspira alcanzar.