Coat of Arms

The Shrine’s coat of arms can be blazoned (described in heraldic language) as follows:

A shield in which the field is divided like a mantle falling off one’s shoulders, as in the arms of the Carmelite order.

The “cape” here is green, and its lining is white. The lining has been filled, as Juan Diego’s tilma was, with Our Lady’s roses. The three colors used – green, white, and red – recall the national colors of Mexico.

 

 

Designer: Brian Abel Ragen, Professor of English at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, whose scholarly specialties include heraldry.

Artist: Andrew Stewart Jamieson , renowned heraldic artist.

 

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