A coat of arms is a heraldic visual design on a shield, surcoat, or garment. The coat of arms on an escutcheon forms the central element of the full heraldic achievement, which in its whole consists of a shield, supporters, a crest, and a motto. A coat of arms is traditionally unique to an individual person, family, state, organization, school or corporation. The term itself 'coat of arms' describing in modern times just the heraldic design, originates from the description of the entire medieval chainmail 'surcoat' garment used in combat or preparation for the latter.
It's a LOGO and a SEAL.
A logo is a graphic mark, emblem, or symbol used to aid and promote public identification and recognition.
Seals are used to authenticate documents, specifically those which carry some legal import. There are two main ways in which a seal may be attached to a document. It may be applied directly to the face of the paper or parchment (an applied seal), or it may hang loosely from it (a pendent seal). A pendant seal may be attached to cords or ribbons (sometimes in the owner's livery colours), or to the two ends of a strip (or tag) of parchment, threaded through holes or slots cut in the lower edge of the document: the document is often folded double at this point (a plica) to provide extra strength.
The Eric Michel Ministries International Archbishop and Bishops have their own coat of arms, its occupants display the role of the office. FAICL Catholic is also assigned a coat of arms.
Explanations of the symbolism of the coat of arms:
The top ribbon on the left initials of Eric Michel Ministries International (EMMI)
Center our name Franciscan Abbey of the Immanuel Communion of Love
Top right of the ribbon, our Important dates: 1978 Foundation, 2014 Official by registered with the government and in 2022 becoming Franciscan of the third order and Templar.
Top Left Shield Franciscan Logo
Top Right Shield Jerusalem Cross
Bottom Left Shield Templar Flag from the beauseant
Bottom Right Shield FAICL Symbol of love and unity among people of all races, nationalities, colours, faith, and sexual orientation.
Bottom Ribbon Left Maple Leaf of Canada
Bottom Ribbon center Franciscan Moto: Peace and Goodness with you
Bottom Ribbon Right Fleur de Lys of Quebec
Archbishop Coat of Arms
Cardinal Hat and Cross, the Archbishop's coat of arms, joins together the diocesan arms and his personal arms, as is tradition. Archbishop Eric Michel opted to use symbols of his life, French heritage and St. Francis Ministries. The cardinal is used for the President Bishop, who is an Archbishop at EMMI-FAICL.
For his motto, Archbishop Eric Michel adopted the phrase:" Simper Christo Fidelis," meaning "Always Faithful to Christ."
The shield means protection against evils and falsities, in that as regards the Lord, it signifies protection, and as regards man, trust in the Lord's protection.
Red represents courage and compassion, associated with life, vitality, passion, and fire-red; it is also a symbol of power and prestige as it is the colour of the Romain Catholic Cardinals and EMMI Archbishop. First Responders, Blood of victims and Blood of Crucifixion.
Yellow is a symbolic colour that brings joy and delight; It is claimed that Judas Iscariot wore yellow at the last supper. Yellow is associated with positive thinking.
The heart, the emblem of love and devotion, is an ideograph used to express the idea of the "heart" in its symbolic sense as the center of emotion, including affection and love. Used for Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: 'Love your neighbour as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these." Mark 12: 30-31. Immanuel Communion of Love.
Fleur de Lis is said to represent the Christian Trinity, the lily flower associated with the Virgen Marie and the French royalty. It is perceived as a symbol of perfection's nobility; it represents Eric Michel's origin in French Quebec. It also signifies life, enlightenment, and excellence.
The Chevron represent the roof of the church a building for Christian worship.
and the Franciscan Tau and the ball is the head of the FAICL
RT. Rev. Marie Arnold, President of the House of Bishops Coat of Arms