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  1. The Governor General of Canada
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Robert Gerald Guest

Toronto, Ontario
Grant of Arms
April 9, 1996
Vol. III, p. 85

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Blazon

Arms

Or a chevron between in chief two crosses moline and in base a cross of Jerusalem all Gules;

Crest

A dexter forearm proper grasping a pastoral staff in bend Or and a sword point upwards Argent hilted and pommelled Or in bend sinister;

Motto

UT IN OMNIBUS GLORIFECTUR DEUS;


Symbolism

Arms

The Jerusalem cross is the symbol of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in which Dr. Guest holds the rank of Knight Grand Cross. The cross moline is taken from the arms of the American Priory of the Sylvestrian Benedictines and is a reference to Dr. Guest’s station as a Benedictine Oblate.

Crest

The sword and arm are taken from the crest and badge of the Clan MacRae, and honours Dr. Guest’s maternal ancestry. The crozier is taken from arms associated with the Guest family.

Motto

This Latin phrase means “That in all things God will be glorified”.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 23, 1996, in Volume 130, page 3280 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Graham Anderson, assisted by the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority

Painter
Robert Grey

Calligrapher
Suzzann Wright


Recipient Information

Individual