COAT OF ARMS (front cover)
The coat of arms is divided into four compartments. In the first (upper left) and fourth (lower right) is shown the coat of arms of His Excellency, William Henry Elder, third Ordinary of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, from whom the school takes its name. The Latin inscription found on Elder’s coat-of-arms (Vincit Mundum Fides) translates to “Faith Conquers the World.”
The second (upper right) quarter contains an insignia of the Sacred Heart, indicating a dedication to Our Lord under this title. Also in the second quarter is a portion of the coat of arms of the Most Reverend Henry Moeller, Archbishop of Cincinnati at the time of the establishment of Elder as an inter-parochial high school.
The eleven parishes that entered into the foundation of the school are represented by the crosses that take the place of honor across the top of the shield. Below these crosses is the “label” (a symbol used in heraldry) that signifies Elder as the oldest inter-parochial secondary school in the Archdiocese.
In the third (lower left) quarter, an important event in the history of the school is depicted symbolically. It is the transfer of the girls’ department (a diamond- shaped shield is regularly used for women) to Seton and the addition of twelve more parishes to the Elder district, again represented by crosses.
The crest, or top, of the shield is a conventional representation of education with the cross of Christianity and two closed books. Elder’s motto, “Altiora” (to strive for “the higher things” in life), is inscribed beneath the shield.
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