Testimonium Perhibere Veritati.
This is from John 18:37:
Pilate therefore said to him: Art thou a king then? Jesus answered: Thou sayest that I am a king. For this was I born, and for this came I into the world; that I should give testimony to the truth. Every one that is of the truth, heareth my voice.
The presence of the term, veritas in the motto, harks to the episcopal motto of Joseph Ratzinger, Cooperatores Veritatis, 3 John 8:
We therefore ought to receive such: that we may be fellow helpers of the truth.
You will notice right away that the dexter side (the heraldic “right hand” is on the viewer’s left) of the stemma is the stemma of Benedict XVI, which seems appropriate, given that he was at his right-hand for some years. Perhaps, given that his name is “Georg”, the other side is a reference to St. George who slew the dragon? As an interesting aside, my family’s also has a blue background, a star in chief and a pointy weapon. In my case there are crossed cross-bow bolts, but no critter. The hat is green, because green is the color for bishops and archbishops. The number of tassels is ten on each side, as befits an archbishop, as does the cross with two transverse bars.
So… there’s your trivia for the day.
Small gestures and signs have cumulative effects.