During the Encampment on Friday night, we conducted a ceremony during which we lit two bonfires with flaming arrows (we have to work on the flaming arrow part) in remembrance of Thom and Marc and promised never to let them go out. On Saturday night we revealed the work that we friars had been doing over the past week: three shields, one for the Knights of Lepanto (pictured above), one for Thom and one for Marc.
I am no herald, but I have done some private research on heraldry, so if anyone reads this blog who has suggestions or corrections, I am completely open to them. For an explanation of the arms of the Knights of Lepanto see this post.
By the way, for anyone who cares to help me out with my heraldry, the blazoning of the arms of the Knights of Lepanto I render thus: Per fess azure and argent, a fleur de lis counterchanged between two fleur de lis argent and a cross formy gules dexter, a fleur de lis azure sinister. That is just a guess. I really don’t know what I am doing. I concur with Chesterton: “Anything worth doing is worth doing badly.”
My intention is to bestow full knighthood in an official capacity upon both Thom and Marc posthumously. Both of them were in formation for knighthood; however, we have had no formal investitutures or doubings yet in the organization. Even so, it seems that the two of them providentially entered the order of knighthood during the last encampment. Continue reading