Monthly Archives: April 2015

New Arms for a New Priest

This coat of arms was designed for a man about to be ordained to the priesthood. He chose mostly red and gold to allude to the arms of Pope Benedict XVI who inspired him to pursue the priesthood. The Jerusalem cross is for his travels in the Holy Land and his care and concern for the Church in the Middle East. The escallop shell is from his family arms and also represents both baptism and pilgrimage. The chevron is a stylized carpenter’s square for St. Joseph, to whom there is a particular devotion, and is silver (white) to allude to Our Lady. The motto, from Psalm 104, says “Always Seek His Face”.

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Bishop Dabrowski

On April 14 Fr. Jozéf Andrzej Dabrowski, C.S.M.A. will be ordained Auxiliary Bishop of London, Ontario, Canada which is one of the largest English-speaking dioceses in Canada. The new bishop, a member of the Congregation of St. Michael the Archangel was born in Poland in 1964.

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