Monday, April 15, 2019

Some Heraldry That I Did See

I felt that I ought to make up for having only almost seen the heraldry I talked about in my last post. And, sure enough, because frankly, I'm always looking for coats of arms, I saw some.

Well, to be honest, I wasn't driving at the time, and so I wasn't having to watch the road like last time. I was walking, and when I'm walking I get to look around a lot more.

And while I was walking and looking around, I saw this bit of pseudo-heraldry:

It is, as you can see, the logo of the Heritage School of Texas here in Dallas.

While it is on an heraldic shield, it is not especially heraldic: the green stuff on each side of the demi-hawk/falcon reguardant is presumably meant to be taken as a laurel wreath; the blue on blue "sunrise" in base is somewhat odd; and they felt the need to include "Founded 2011" on the shield, too.

The motto (for some reason placed across the shield rather than under or over it) is Videre ut Deus Videt (We see that God sees).

The school "provides a challenging Christian education to student of average to above average ability, who have learning differences." It is located in the buildings of Congregation Shearith Israel which, as you might guess from the name, is a Jewish synagogue. I'm not at all sure how that relationship works, but who am I to judge?

Anyway, I just wanted you to know that I didn't miss seeing (and photographing) this bit of pseudo-heraldry, and that, once again, "you can find heraldry everywhere!"

1 comment:

  1. No, 'We see what God sees' would be 'Videmus quod Deus videt'. 'Videre ut Deus videt' means 'To see so that God sees'. I suspect that the person who created this motto wasn't very good at Latin.