Bishop-Elect Kenneth Howell

The Rev. Kenneth Howell, 59, a priest of the Archdiocese of Brisbane has been appointed Titular Bishop of Thamugadi and Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane by Pope Francis. He will be ordained on June 14.

His coat of arms (below), designed by me in collaboration with Mr. Richard d’Apice, AM, KCHS of the Australian Heraldry Society, employs a field borrowed from arms associated with “Howell” and also pick up on the theme of light and darkness in association with the cross of Christ. The escallop shell is a symbol of St. John the Baptist because the bishop-elect was ordained a priest on the eve of the Nativity of St. John.

The motto translates to, “Prepare the Way For Him”. The arms were rendered by Mr. Sandy Turnbull, also of the Australian Heraldry Society.

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One thought on “Bishop-Elect Kenneth Howell

  1. Hans van Heijningen

    Bravo for the courage to design a shield in which black dominates. Black is – unjust – impopular as heraldic email. This shield can also easily be marshalled (59 is young for a bishop, a future lays open for him). Regrettably the heraldic lake in which heraldists and others fish is smaller than it should be.

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