OLM-Crest-Color-500The Parish Coat of Arms or Crest (shown here) is a shield made up of various meaningful symbols. First the shield contains within it a golden cross, which is the sign of the victory of our Lord. The cross divides the shield into for quarters. In the top left-hand quarter is a white fleur-de-lis on a blue field which represents Our Lady. In the top right-hand quarter is a set of crossed keys (one golden and the other silver) that reflects our union with the Pope, who is the successor of St. Peter, to whom our Lord handed over the keys of the Kingdom. The two bottom quarters of the shield contain white Mountain Laurel blossoms against a green field, and these represent our beautiful setting here in the North Georgia Mountains.