Our new masthead, featuring Pope Francis, also incorporates a few meaningful symbols:
First, an acknowledgement to Pope Francis' Jesuit background: Denoted by the Jesuit symbol in the center of the glowing Cross.
Second, an acknowledgement to Saint Francis of Assisi (on the shield): Depicting Saint Francis holding up the Lateran Church building (symbolic of the worldwide Church) to keep it from collapsing, as seen by Pope Innocent III in a dream. The image is part of a fresco attributed to the famous painter, Giotto.
Oh, and that big blue marble? That's the planet we occupy for the moment.
|The "Assistant Headmaster"|
Okay, everyone back to your classrooms!
Or stare into this thing until your next coffee break: