An explanation of the heraldry can be found here.
“Furthermore, in this one Church of Christ no man can be or remain who does not accept, recognize and obey the authority and supremacy of Peter and his legitimate successors. Did not the ancestors of those who are now entangled in the errors of Photius and the reformers, obey the Bishop of Rome, the chief shepherd of souls? Alas their children left the home of their fathers, but it did not fall to the ground and perish for ever, for it was supported by God. Let them therefore return to their common Father, who, forgetting the insults previously heaped on the Apostolic See, will receive them in the most loving fashion. For if, as they continually state, they long to be united with Us and ours, why do they not hasten to enter the Church, “the Mother and mistress of all Christ’s faithful”? Let them hear Lactantius crying out: “The Catholic Church is alone in keeping the true worship. This is the fount of truth, this the house of Faith, this the temple of God: if any man enter not here, or if any man go forth from it, he is a stranger to the hope of life and salvation. Let none delude himself with obstinate wrangling. For life and salvation are here concerned, which will be lost and entirely destroyed, unless their interests are carefully and assiduously kept in mind.”
OK, that was a bit of a tease. But the Tradition for Tomorrow blog has posted that thanks to a generous donor, the Oratory has a luxury suite with fifteen seats to offer on May 5 versus the Phillies. Funds benefit the restoration of the Oratory– remember, the steeple restoration alone will run about $1.7 million, so please be generous.
From the site:
The Date: Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
The Time: 7:15 pm
The Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Philadelphia Phillies
The Oratory has terrific tickets. Who’s coming?
The Cardinals are back for four home games next week, starting with the Phillies on Monday and Tuesday. A generous benefactor has provided the Oratory with 15 seats in a luxury suite at Busch Stadium for Tuesday night’s game against the Phillies, last year’s World Series Champion.
For a minimum donation of $100 per ticket (SLC note: I think this is actually the face value of the ticket), you and your companions will see the Cardinals resume their home game advantage from a luxurious vantage point. In addition to comfortable indoor and outdoor seating, the luxury suite includes a big screen TV to see the replays, as well as convenient restroom facilities (a bonus during the flu season).
Come support the Oratory and enjoy a great evening with friends and family in a venerable American tradition – at the ball game!
To reserve your tickets, please contact the Oratory as soon as possible. Call (314) 771-3100 and ask for Jon Roche or Dana Cole, or email email@example.com, and arrange payment by check made out to ”The Friends of St. Francis de Sales, Inc.”