Heraldry Today

Marc Edward Smith

Fredericton, New Brunswick
Grant of Arms
September 11, 1995
Vol. III, p. 48

Arms of Marc Edward Smith

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Blazon

Arms

Azure on a fess cottised Or an open book Argent edged Or bound Azure clasped Argent in chief a Loyalist civil coronet and in base a cross formy Or;

Motto

FIDELEM ME EXISTIMAVIT;


Symbolism

Arms

The Loyalist civil coronet honours Fr. Smith’s loyalist heritage dating to Andrew Smith, who settled in Sunbury County, New Brunswick in 1783. The open book symbolizes the life of scholarship and teachings which Fr. Smith practises as a professor at St. Thomas University, Fredericton. The cross is a reference to his profession as a priest of the Roman Catholic Church, and the Christian and loyalist heritage of his family.

Motto

This means “He judged me faithful”, and is taken from 1 Timothy 1: 12.