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Blessed Virgin Mary
The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God

Arms: Azure a heart proper winged or pierced palewise by a sword argent its hilt in chief or

SOURCE/NOTES & CREDITS: Blazon by D.Q. Wedvick reworked by J.H. Gaylor. The “Attributed Arms” of the BVM date to the High Middle Ages when they were widely used.

An example may be found in a 15th century manuscript in possession of “College of Arms MS Vicent 187, folio 31: Arms of Archbishops, Bishops, Abbeys and Priories in England.” Source reference is “The Heraldic Imagination”, by Rodney Dennys ( Somerset Herald in England ) Clarkson N. Potter, New York, 1975, pages 102-103, 200.

The artwork is a rendering by John Hamilton Gaylor.

Wedvick Armorial, 063b, BVM, 20080723
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