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Pope Francis' official Coat of Arms
Summorum Pontificum Blog ^ | 03/180/13

Posted on 03/18/2013 8:15:50 AM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM

Monday, March 18, 2013

Pope Francis' official Coat of Arms

By Brian Kopp

From the Vatican website announcement (via Google translate, bold added):

...Pope Francis has decided to keep his coat front, chosen from his episcopal consecration and characterized by a linear simplicity.
The blue shield is surmounted by symbols of papal dignity, the same as those taken by his predecessor Benedict XVI (miter placed between crossed keys of gold and silver, bound by a red cord). At the top, stands the emblem of the order of origin of the Pope, the Society of Jesus, a radiant sun and flamboyant loaded from the letters in red IHS monogram of Christ. The letter H is surmounted by a cross, at the tip, the three nails in black.
Below, are the star and the flower of nard. The star, according to the ancient heraldic tradition, symbolizes the Virgin Mary, Mother of Christ and of the Church, while the flower of nard shows St. Joseph, patron of the universal Church. In the iconographic tradition Hispanic, in fact, St. Joseph is depicted holding a branch of spikenard. By placing these images in his shield, the Pope wanted to express his particular devotion to the Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph.

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KEYWORDS: catholic; coatofarms; pope; popefrancis
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

That’s the case today, and for the last couple of centuries, but way back ‘when’ folks had less money and there were far fewer ornaments ~ once Spain and the Hapsburg ‘empire’ became enormously wealthy with plenty of silver available to buy art, every noble and notable in their society got a personal portrait ~ or sometimes heroic painting done! Philip of Castile was particularly enamored of that monogram and created one for himself that was remarkably similar ~

21 posted on 03/18/2013 12:57:32 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Vermont Crank
And now I am done, Dr.

Thanks for posting.

God bless.

22 posted on 03/18/2013 2:14:13 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Vermont Crank

You signed up on FreeRepublic just to post on this thread? Wow.

23 posted on 03/18/2013 2:17:29 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Well, since I read your loving letter at Rorate, I’ve been trying to get to you...

Of course, the link is all in good humor and has aught to do with any thing associated with the late and unlamented Maciel and his minions in the Legionaries

The reality that invisible as of yet within the Magisterium is one Prelate possessing the puissant power and force of Tradition that could act upon our inertia into Indifferentism is no reason to be glum

24 posted on 03/18/2013 3:05:55 PM PDT by Vermont Crank (Invisible yet are signs of the force of Tradition that'll act upon our inertia into Indifferentism)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
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25 posted on 03/18/2013 3:51:22 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
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26 posted on 03/24/2013 2:22:51 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation


27 posted on 03/26/2013 11:36:28 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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