Bishop Crosby's Coat of Arms
Visitors to the Cathedral of Christ the King will notice the Coat of Arms which adorns the Bishop’s Chair. The red shield and gold cross are the arms of the Crosby Family. The star on the top left quadrant calls to mind the Epiphany star which led the Wise men to Bethlehem, the City of David. Bishop Crosby was consecrated on the Feast of the Epiphany and his first name is David. The Bee in the bottom right quadrant represents industry and was used in the Municipal Arms of the City of Hamilton to express the diligent work ethic of her citizens. By combining the symbols “cross” and “bee” the shield provides a heraldic ‘cant’ or pun on the name CROS-BEE (Crosby).
His motto is Trahe Nos which means “Draw us” and indicates the Bishop’s zeal for collaborative ministry involving Bishop, Clergy and all the people of our Hamilton Diocese.
— Each of us drawn by the love of Christ.