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Xavier University of Louisiana


Registration number 20060929H


This certifies that the heraldic arms of Xavier University of Louisiana are registered as an original design and described by the blazon below

Arms: Per pale Vert and Argent in dexter an ear of wheat above a crescent Or in sinister a lion rampant Vert armed Or.
Motto: DEO ADJUVANTE NON TIMENDUM.


Source

Xavier website: http://www.xula.edu/academics/handbook/section1.html

Design rationale

Symbolism: The gold and the white, or silver, are Xavier's colors. The green field signifies confidence in God; the lion, symbol of courage and strength, represents the Xavier student, nourished with the wheat, which is the symbol of the Blessed Sacrament; the wheat may also stand for the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament who founded Xavier University. The claws and the tongue of the lion are gold to indicate that the source of the Xavierite's strength is the Blessed Sacrament (the golden wheat). The crescent symbolizes Mary, the Virgin Mother of God from whom the Second Divine Person, the Blessed Wheat, arose; it also represents the city of New Orleans commonly referred to as the "Crescent City."

Motto: "DEO ADJUVANTE, NON TIMENDUM." A free translation of the Latin may be rendered as, "WITH GOD AS OUR HELPER, ONE MUST NOT FEAR." Or again, "IF GOD BE WITH US, NOTHING IS TO BE FEARED."

Registered by

Michael Swanson

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