Coat of Arms

hugh-arms-pngAbbot Hugh Allan’s Coat of Arms are, to most observers, unusual in that they have a white galero and tassels. This is, however, a long-standing tradition of the Norbertine order that prelates bear a white galero instead of the more common green.

The boar represents Auchtermuchty, the town in which Abbot Hugh grew up and was received into the Catholic Church.

The gold fleur-de-lis on a blue shield are derived from the Premonstratensian coat of arms, the order to which Abbot Hugh belongs.

The Immaculate Heart of Mary unites all the islands in the South Atlantic, which are all under her loving protection. The Immaculate Heart of Mary unites all the islands in the South Atlantic, which are all under her loving protection as Our Lady, Star of the Sea. Abbot Hugh’s Priory is also dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows.

Abbot Hugh’s motto finis fidei salus animarum translates as The End of Faith is the Salvation of Souls and comes from 1 Peter 1.9.