Thursday 26 April 2012

The Heraldry of Sacred Music by Duane L.C.M. Galles

 Heraldic artwork and images courtesy Marco Foppoli

Our Catholic faith neglects nothing. 

And the visual beauty and communication of the art and science of heraldry is no exception.

So, here's something intriguing: a series of 4 articles on "the Heraldry of Sacred Music" by Duane LCM Galles.

We are very pleased to re-direct readers to this series of articles published in the Document Library of EWTN.

Part 1 here

Part 2 here

Part 3 here

Part 4 here

The Heraldry accompanying this post is by the magnificent Marco Foppoli the Italian heraldic artist whose reputation is growing enormously.  And justifiably so.  Any of you out there considering Heralidic art or heraldic design should consider his services.

We point out that the second coat of arms above is that of none other than Fra' Richard Divall AO, OBE, the Melbourne-based Australian Knight of Justice in the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (the Order of Malta).  As a Knight of Justice, he is a Professed Religious and, heraldically speaking, as a religiou he foregoes the helm and crest to which he is entitled retains his shield (the real "coat of arms") and surrounds it with a rosary (note the cross used is the Maltese Cross of the Order).