House of ST. BR. JAIME
Updated: February 15, 2017
Official Colors: Red and Purple
Official Mascot: Phoenix
House Saint: ST. BR. JAIME HILARIO
Fondly called as the House of “Jai,” the name assumed was from St. Br. Jaime Hilario (1898-1937), who was a martyr and whose last words before he was executed during the Spanish Civil War were “To die for Christ, young people, is to live.” The official House mascot is the mythical firebird phoenix. The bird is said to regenerate when wounded, thus almost immortal and invincible - a symbol of divinity. Tears from a phoenix can heal wounds. The primary color representation of the House is red, the original color of the phoenix. In Chinese culture, red is the color of good luck and success. In Christianity, red also symbolizes the blood of martyrs. Above all, red represents the idea of love. The secondary color is purple. The original color purple is the color of a dye made from a mollusk that, because of its incredible expense (more expensive than gold), in classical antiquity became a symbol of royalty because only the very wealthy could afford it.