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image located by Valentin Poposki, 7 December 2008
The 2005 Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Charter Day on February 25 marked a significant moment in Seton Hall history, in addition to commemorating the anniversary of the day Seton Hall College was granted a charter by the state of New Jersey in 1861. Monsignor Robert Sheeran, University president, unveiled Seton Hall's new flag - a symbol of the University's commitment to moral education and the Catholic faith. "The new flag will be a testament to the legacy of pioneers and future generations of the Seton Hall family," Monsignor Sheeran says. "It will provide an opportunity to show the spirit of Seton Hall in a more colorful way than ever before." The quartered flag represents the coat of arms of both the Seton family and the Archdiocese of Newark, which form the University coat of arms when combined. According to Monsignor Robert J. Wister, D.Eccl., chair of Seton Hall's Department of Church History, both coats of arms have been heraldically differenced on the University's flag, which means the original colors and designs have been counterchanged - to pay tribute, but not replicate. The three crescents on the Seton coat of arms represent three coastal villages in Scotland - the "Sea Towns," a possible origin of the Seton family name. The royal family of Scotland later honored the Setons by adding the design that borders the crescents - a Royal Tressure enriched with fleurs-de-lis. The
blue and silver waves, taken from the Archdiocese's coat of arms, represent the rivers of New Jersey. Silver becomes white on a flag, and thus blue and white also represent the University's colors on the new flag. Monsignor Sheeran says the flag will be prominently displayed on campus, especially in front of buildings. "It will be a natural complement to the Pirate statue, our longtime mascot, in front of the Richie Regan Recreation and Athletic Center," he says.
The story and the flag are here: domapp01.shu.edu/
Valentin Poposki, 7 December 2008