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The Coat of Arms was designed by Mother Angelica. The shield contains four emblems: wheat, a fleur de lis, a flame, and a book inscribed with the word “veritas.” The wheat represents the Holy Eucharist, Whom the Knights have pledged themselves to adore, protect, and defend. The fleur de lis represents the Blessed Virgin Mary under whose special patronage the Knights have placed themselves. The flame is a symbol of the fire of charity which is the motivation behind the Knights’ service of God and the Church.
Finally, “veritas” is Latin for “truth” and signifies that the Knights seek always to bear witness to the truth in both word and deed. Blue and gold are papal colors and represent the Knights’ fidelity to Holy Mother Church.
The white symbolizes the purity to which they are to be witnesses both in the orthodoxy of their beliefs and the innocence of their lives.
The shield is supported by two angels that represent all the angelic hosts upholding those who fight for the honor and glory of God. The crown of thorns above the helmet calls to mind Christ the King, Who in this world was content with suffering and humiliation. The crest on this coat of arms is the monstrance, which is a sign of the Holy Eucharist, whom the Knights are dedicated to protecting and serving. The motto “For God and the Church” epitomizes the Knights’ single-hearted desire to serve God and, for His sake, to spend themselves in the service of His Church.
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