Yvan Mathieu

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Ottawa, Ontario
Grant of Arms
November 15, 2022
Vol. VIII, p. 126

Arms of Yvan Mathieu
Arms of Yvan Mathieu
Arms of Yvan Mathieu

Arms of Yvan Mathieu


Azure on a pale Or between two closed scrolls Argent, their spindles Or, three mullets of eight points Azure;


The two scrolls represent the Old and New Testaments, and allude to Bishop Mathieu’s work as a biblical scholar. The colour blue, often associated with the Virgin Mary, refers to his membership in the congregation of the Society of Mary (Marist Fathers). For Bishop Mathieu, gold evokes divinity. The star is a symbol of the Virgin Mary, the Nativity and the Epiphany. Numbering three, the stars allude to the Holy Trinity.





This Latin phrase, meaning “Do not be afraid,” evokes two important passages in the New Testament: when Joseph is urged to accept Mary into his home, and when Jesus calls Simon, the future Peter, to join his ministry.



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Letters patent granting heraldic emblems to Yvan Mathieu

Additional Information


Original concept of Alan McCormack, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.


Robert Grey


Doris Wionzek

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