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Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur - Newington, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 41.944 W 072° 43.981
18T E 688633 N 4618848
Quick Description: Coat of Arms on convent building in Newington, CT
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 7/11/2011 6:03:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMC0G2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
On the grounds of St. Mary's church in Newington there is a convent for the Sisters of Mercy. Above the middle of five windows on the right hand side of the building is a coat of arms for, surprizingly, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur founded by St Julie Billiart.

According to the website for the Notre Dame School in San Jose:

The Shield - Symbolizes protection and faith.
The Three Stars - Symbolize the Blessed Trinity.
The Cross - Expresses the love of God as reveled in life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The Letters N.D. - Stand for Notre Dame.
The Crown - Surmounting the shield symbolizes sovereignty, loyalty, and victory. It is the crown of eternal life.
The Rose - Expresses hope and love.
The Lily - Expresses purity and innocence.

The inscribed motto is in French and somewhat garbled.
It reads: Amquilest bon le bon Dieui

it should read: Ah! qu'il est bon le bon Dieu!
translation: How good is the good God!
Bearer of Coat of Arms: Church / knight orders

Full name of the bearer: Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

Where is Coat of Arms installed (short description) ?:
Above the Convent of the Sisters of Mercy window near the roof line.


Material / Design: Stucco

Blazon (heraldic description):
Shield Crown - Surmounting a smaller shield Rose - right side of smaller shield Lily - left side of smaller shield Smaller Shield in center of larger shield Three Stars (above) Letters N.D. (below the stars) Cross (center)


Address:
650 Willard Ave Newington, CT 06111


Web page about the structure where is Coat of Arms installed (if exists): [Web Link]

Web page about the bearer of Coat of Arms (if exists): [Web Link]

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