With the ordination today, October 18, 2011, of the Most Reverend Gregory J. Hartmayer as the 14th Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah, Georgia, we are treated to a rendition of the Bishop’s arms marshaled (to sinister, on the right in the shield below) with those of the Diocese (to dexter, on the left).
http://www.diosav.org/bishop-elect-coatofarms gives a full description of the arms and accompanying emblems, which you may find worth reading. I always find it interesting when we are given the reasons for the particular colors and charges that have been selected for a coat of arms (or, as here, two coats of arms, though marshaled on a single shield). I may not necessarily personally agree with the choices, but they are almost always a fascinating study of heraldry.
2 days ago
The design of the cross is rather disgusting, though. But I suppose that, in this degenerate modern age, it's important to be hip and trendy.ReplyDelete
I note that the design for the diocesan arms are much less ugly than his personal arms. I'm sure that says something significant, although I don't know what.ReplyDelete
Perhaps that the diocesan arms, contrary to the way it often works, were not designed by a committee, but by someone who actually understood something of heraldry?ReplyDelete