The name Sophia is of Greek origin meaning wisdom – specifically divine wisdom. The biblical Sophia is more than metaphor; she is an expression of the breath and presence of God.
Five books of the Old Testament are called 'wisdom' books. They are Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Ecclesiasticus and Wisdom. Throughout these writings divine Wisdom speaks and is spoken of as if she were a person, at once present in God from eternity and acting with God in the work of creation. She is teacher, parent, counsellor, light, guide, divine presence.
Just as the Word was with God and was God, so Sophia was.
The College logo is a powerful touchstone that symbolises our Catholic Christian traditions and aspirations at Sophia College.