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The Reverend Gregory A. Pilcher

Registration number 20080103A

This certifies that the heraldic arms of The Reverend Gregory A. Pilcher are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Pean, on a chief Gules between two fleurs des lis Or, a thistle slipped and leaved also Or.
Motto: Duc in altum. (Cast out into the deep.)


2007 American College of Heraldry #3044

Biographical information

Benedictine Monk and Priest. Pastor of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, El Dorado, Arkansas. Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem. Member of the International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen, American College of Heraldry, International Association of Amateur Heralds.

Design rationale

The name "Pilcher" means, among other things, a person who makes "pylches", that is, garments of fur. The main part of the field is composed of one of the heraldic furs called pean. This is a black background powdered with gold colored ermine spots. The black of the fur also alludes to the black Benedictine habit. The chief has a red background with symbols of ancestry, the fleurs-de-lis for France, and the thistle for Scotland.

Design note

The arms were designed by the Reverend Guy Selvester

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