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The coat of arms has several symbols that point to the rich history found at Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church. Each of these symbols attest to various elements of our liturgy, campus and church décor.
The capital “M” represents Mary, the mother of our Lord and Savior who we honor under the title of Our Lady of the Lake.
The letters “IHS” remind us of the invaluable gift that Christ has left the Catholic Church, the Holy Eucharist. The book and the quill pen signify our school which continues to be a major evangelistic tool for our parish church in spreading the gospel to God’s precious children.
The 'wheat' bordering the coat of arms reminds us of the unleavened bread that becomes for us Jesus’ body and blood during the holy sacrifice of the Mass. Because God is triune, three persons but one God, three fleurs-de-lys adorn the crest. The fleur de lys also call to mind our rich Louisiana heritage as our culture is steeped in Royal French influence, France being the eldest daughter of the Church.
The central cross at the top of the crest reminds us that our faith was given to us by Christ Himself and passed down through an unbroken succession of apostles.
Together, these symbols piece together a distinct personality which is Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church.