On February 21, the Most Reverend Patrick Michael Neary, C.S.C. (age 59) a priest of the Congregation of the Holy Cross (the gang that runs Notre Dame) originally from Indiana was ordained a bishop and installed as the 11th Bishop of St. Cloud, Minnesota.
The armorial bearings he has assumed were designed and marshaled to those of his diocese by Fr. Pachomius Meade, OSB, a monk of Conception Abbey.
I had nothing to do with this coat of arms but Fr. Pachomius, a friend of mine, was kind enough to show me the sketches while he was working on them. I think he has done excellent work on this achievement.
This is a wonderful design. But the reality is that bishop Neary adopted a coat of arms with three shades of blue, less quality as the design of father Pachomius Mead. A pity. See the ordination of bishop Neary.
That’s a shame. I don’t think that bishops should be so deceitful. I do not think the designer of the arms was aware of this.
I guess the designer of these adopted coa is the same who created the coa’s the bishops Konderla (Tulsa) and Wack (Pensacola-Tallahassee.
I don’t know his/her name.