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http://attualita.vatican.va/sala-stampa/...30649.html

I'm thinking... felt banners...  maybe it's the grapes..
LO SCUDO

Nei tratti, essenziali, il Papa Francesco ha deciso di conservare il suo stemma anteriore, scelto fin dalla sua consacrazione episcopale e caratterizzato da una lineare semplicità.

Lo scudo blu è sormontato dai simboli della dignità pontificia, uguali a quelli voluti dal predecessore Benedetto XVI (mitra collocata tra chiavi decussate d'oro e d'argento, rilegate da un cordone rosso) . In alto, campeggia l'emblema dell'ordine di provenienza del Papa, la Compagnia di Gesù: un sole raggiante e fiammeggiante caricato dalle lettere, in rosso, IHS, monogramma di Cristo. La lettera H è sormontata da una croce; in punta, i tre chiodi in nero.

In basso, si trovano la stella e il fiore di nardo. La stella, secondo l'antica tradizione araldica, simboleggia la Vergine Maria, madre di Cristo e della Chiesa; mentre il fiore di nardo indica San Giuseppe, patrono della Chiesa universale. Nella tradizione iconografica ispanica, infatti, San Giuseppe è raffigurato con un ramo di nardo in mano. Ponendo nel suo scudo tali immagini, il Papa ha inteso esprimere la propria particolare devozione verso la Vergine Santissima e San Giuseppe.



II MOTTO

Il motto del Santo Padre Francesco è tratto dalle Omelie di San Beda il Venerabile, sacerdote (Om. 21; CCL 122, 149-151), il quale, commentando l'episodio evangelico della vocazione di San Matteo, scrive: "Vidit ergo lesus publicanum et quia miserando atque eligendo vidit, ait illi Sequere me" (Vide Gesù un pubblicano e siccome lo guardò con sentimento di amore e lo scelse, gli disse: Seguimi).

Questa omelia è un omaggio alla misericordia divina ed è riprodotta nella Liturgia delle Ore della festa di San Matteo. Essa riveste un significato particolare nella vita e nell'itinerario spirituale del Papa. Infatti, nella festa di San Matteo dell'anno 1953, il giovane Jorge Mario Bergoglio sperimentò, all'età di 17 anni, in un modo del tutto particolare, la presenza amorosa di Dio nella sua vita. In seguito ad una confessione, si sentì toccare il cuore ed avvertì la discesa della misericordia di Dio, che con sguardo di tenero amore, lo chiamava alla vita religiosa, sull'esempio di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

Una volta eletto Vescovo, S.E. Mons. Bergoglio, in ricordo di tale avvenimento che segnò gli inizi della sua totale consacrazione a Dio nella Sua Chiesa, decise di scegliere, come motto e programma di vita, l'espressione di San Beda miserando atque eligendo, che ha inteso riprodurre anche nel proprio stemma pontificio.

Translation:
SHIELD

In sections, the essential, the Pope Francis has decided to keep his coat front, chosen from his episcopal consecration and characterized by a linear simplicity.

The blue shield is surmounted by symbols of papal dignity, the same as those taken by his predecessor Benedict XVI (miter placed between crossed keys of gold and silver, bound by a red cord). At the top, stands the emblem of the order of origin of the Pope, the Society of Jesus, a radiant sun and flamboyant loaded from the letters in red IHS monogram of Christ. The letter H is surmounted by a cross, at the tip, the three nails in black.

Below, are the star and the flower of nard. The star, according to the ancient heraldic tradition, symbolizes the Virgin Mary, Mother of Christ and of the Church, while the flower of nard shows St. Joseph, patron of the universal Church. In the iconographic tradition Hispanic, in fact, St. Joseph is depicted holding a branch of spikenard. By placing these images in his shield, the Pope wanted to express his particular devotion to the Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph.



MOTTO II

The motto of the Holy Father Francis is taken from the Homilies of St. Bede the Venerable, priest (Om. 21, CCL 122, 149-151), who, commenting on the Gospel story of the calling of St. Matthew writes: "Vidit ergo lesus publicanum et quia miserable atque eligendo vidit, ait unlimited Sequere me "(Jesus saw a tax collector and as he looked at her with feelings of love and chose him, said to him: Follow me.)

This homily is a tribute to God's mercy and is reproduced in the Liturgy of the Hours of the feast of St. Matthew. It has a particular meaning in life and the spiritual fact of the Pope, on the feast of St. Matthew the year 1953, the young Jorge Mario Bergoglio experienced at the age of 17 years, in a very special way, the presence love of God in his life. Following a confession, he felt touch the heart and felt the descent of God's mercy, that with the eyes of tender love, he called to the religious life, following the example of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

Once elected bishop, His Excellency Mr Bishop Bergoglio, in memory of the event which marked the beginning of his total consecration to God in His church, decided to choose as its motto and way of life, the expression of St. Bede miserable atque eligendo, which sought to reproduce even in its papal coat of arms.
He has removed the pallium. He hasn't worn it for Mass, either. Why?
Just looking at some past papal coats of arms (JPII, Pius XII, Pius IX, Pius II--I did an image search for Pius coat of arms...), it seems only Pope Benedict XVI had the pallium as part of it.  Also, the inaugeration Mass consists of the formal bestowal of the pallium, so I don't think he would wear it before Tuesday.
The mitres just don't look right.  Or at least not when you see them in contrast with so many of the ones before them.  I suppose it's not a huge deal, but I hope it's not out of shame for the papal tiara.
(03-18-2013, 11:51 AM)Pheo Wrote: [ -> ]The mitres just don't look right.  Or at least not when you see them in contrast with so many of the ones before them.  I suppose it's not a huge deal, but I hope it's not out of shame for the papal tiara.
It probably is, given the hatred modernists like him have of any symbol of authority.
(03-18-2013, 11:02 AM)rbjmartin Wrote: [ -> ]He has removed the pallium. He hasn't worn it for Mass, either. Why?

He gets it at the Installation Ceremony.

Traditionally the Pallium does NOT appear on the coat of arms. That was something HH BXVI introduced.
(03-18-2013, 11:51 AM)Pheo Wrote: [ -> ]The mitres just don't look right.  Or at least not when you see them in contrast with so many of the ones before them.  I suppose it's not a huge deal, but I hope it's not out of shame for the papal tiara.

Pope Benedict introduced that innovation. Even John Paul II had the tiara on his arms.
I wonder if Benedict chose to add the pallium to his coat of arms to compensate for the lack of the tiara which is no longer worn, as the pallium is an even more traditional symbol of the papacy (other metropolitans who receive it, receive it due to the authority over other bishops granted them by the Pope).
Have y'all noticed the keys?  The keys?

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