GER NASH, who will be ordained as tge bishop of Ferns next Sunday has come up with a strange coat of arms.
It looks like the logo of a Water and Sewerage Agency.
The motto means”In the peace and belonging of Jesus” – which is fair enough.
I think Nash was trying , but failed, to outdo the retired bishop of Killaloe, where he comes from
Walsh’s arms are nuch more traditional and expressive.
His motto “THE KINDNESS OF CHRIST” is very touching.
My dealings with Willie convinced me that he was making a great effort to be as kind as Christ.
Will was kind but a but a bit lacking in the courage department.
I very much like my own coat of arms, which was granted by the Chief Herald of Ireland and painted by a senior heraldic artist.
The green hat and gold and green tassles for a bishop.
The three bulls from the Buckley coat of arms.
The “Black Sheep” – me – with the bishops crozier.
The motto on a priest’s stole.
Motto: TOLERANCE – LOVE – DIVERSITY.
Of course, “tolerance” is to be distinguished from permissiveness or turning a blind eye to wrong doing / corruption.