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Catholic Pacific College Society
Langley, British Columbia
Grant of Arms, Supporters and Flag for use by Catholic Pacific College
September 15, 2017
Vol. VI, p. 761
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Azure three bars wavy Argent overall a sun in splendour Or charged with a Chi-Rho Gules;
On a rocky mount proper an eagle wings displayed nimbed Or;
Two black-tailed deer Or attired Azure queued Sable standing on a mount of western red cedar branches, daffodils and tulips proper;
OMNIA PROBA QUOD BONUM EST TENE;
A banner of the Arms;
The sun and the Chi-Rho are symbols of Christ, with the sun also referring to British Columbia and the Chi-Rho to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver, as they are found in their respective coats of arms. The waves refer to the Pacific Ocean, and their number alludes to the seven sacraments.
The eagle is the symbol of St. John the Evangelist, indicating that the theology of the incarnation expressed in St. John’s Gospel is central to the college’s ethos. Eagles are also a local species. The rocky base represents the nearby Coastal Mountains.
The black-tailed deer are found near the college’s Glover Road campus, and western red cedar trees are found at the Walnut Grove campus. Both are natural features of the Fraser Valley region. The daffodils and tulips have been cultivated by Fraser Valley farmers over the last century.
This Latin phrase, meaning “Sift everything, hold on to what is good”, is based on 1 Thessalonians 5:21.
The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.
Canada Gazette Information
The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 31, 2018, in Volume 152, page 898 of the Canada Gazette.
Original concept of Bruce Patterson, Deputy Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.