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"St Edward himself has a very beautiful coat ascribed him by the medieval heralds-apocryphal, of course, as he lived before the rise of personal heraldry, but still, an actual emblem which he used on his coinage: a cross with five martlets. This in conjunction with the Sulpician emblem, I shall make the basis of a carefully studied design."
"The arms ascribed to Saint Edward by the early heralds consist of a gold cross and five gold 'martlets' on a blue field. The shapes and arrangement are the same as in my own drawing. We may not use this coat unaltered, for to do so would imply, heraldically, that St. Edward was the Founder of the Seminary, instead of being simply its Patron. I have therefore changed the coloring from blue and gold to red and silver - the colors of the diocesan arms.
"As for St. Edward's cross and martlets, they appear, as I think I told you, on his coins. The significance of the birds I do not know, nor does anyone else. In heraldry they are always shown as having no feet visible.
"On the Sulpician 'inescutcheon' you will note the crescent (of the Immaculate Conception) which distinguishes the American house of the society from the French."From a letter of Pierre de Chaignon La Rose, under date of 13 February, 1931