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Michael Joseph Boyle, Jr.


Registration number 20080605A


This certifies that the heraldic arms of Michael Joseph Boyle, Jr. are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Per bend wavy Sable and Or, in sinister chief an estoile of eight points Argent, in dexter base a phoenix rising contourne Gules maintaining a Sword and Scales Purpure in its talons, in middle base a scallop shell Gules.
Crest: On a wreath of shamrocks Vert a Barn Owl affronty Argent.
Motto: Beati Qui Esuriunt et Sitiunt Iustitiam. ("Blessed are those that hunger and thirst for justice" -- Matthew 5:6)


Design rationale

The star represents the North Star, the Star of Bethlehem, and the "Morning Star", another name for Christ. The Phoenix, a symbol of hope, rebirth, resurrection, and second chances (and has deep personal meaning for me), is looking toward the Star for direction and guidance, just as the wise men followed the Star of Bethlehem. The scales and the sword are the traditional symbols of Michael the Archangel, representing justice and victory, as well as my namesake. The scallop shell is a symbol of pilgrims and John the Baptist, a secondary patron. The owl is a personal symbol, representing wisdom and perparedness. The shamrocks represent my ethnic heritage of Ireland.

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Armiger

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Personal, Original, US, B

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