Wherein Fr. Z asks the readership for information – UPDATE

ORIGINAL Published 11 May 2016

First, where is a good herald when you need him?   I want to do a decent version of my coat-of-arms (I will revert to my family’s which is part of the one I was using).  Hopefully technology has advanced to the point where the image can also be used for machine embroidering, as on vestments, etc.

Second, are there traditionally-minded priests out there who are interested in forming oratories?

Third, for the umpteenth time, this blog needs serious work.

Drop me a line.


Some of you have written to suggest whom I should contact or to offer me the services of others.

What I need are contacts from the very people who would do the heraldic work or the server/software work.

That said, I want to give one guy a plug.  He reached out to contact me himself!  That’s what I am talking about.

Once I get the arms sorted, this fellow could do embroidery.  HERE

UPDATE 20 May 2016:

I have some good news on the heraldry front!

First, several people reached out to me both about the art (the coat-of-arms itself) and about the embroidery.  Thanks to everyone.

One of you, however, dug right in and got to work.  I think he did a great job.  I have also already put him in touch with a potential client.

So… here is my stemma, which is my family arms without the extra stuff I had added some time back.


He sent a fairly large version, which I will probably get printed and framed.

The next stage will be to find someone who will do the embroidery!

NB: If you want to contact this herald for some work, drop me a line and I will forward your email to him.


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