Description of the coat of arms:
In red, a silver anchor without stick with a ring on the rod and on both arms. A blue shield charged with a golden sun between two silver rectangles. Helmet sign: a golden sun; the shield flanked by golden and blue tarpaulins. Motto:”Lux Clarescet”.
Various attempts have been made to explain the meaning of the various elements of our coat of arms. The anchor would point to Christian symbolism,. The anchor was, among many early Christian symbols, common in the Roman Catacombs where the early Christians sought refuge. The two silver rectangles next to the sun seem to be open Bibles, as in some older versions of our coat of arms where they actually look like open books. The sun stands for the light of God and the motto stems from the early period of the reformation, especially from the Academy Jean Calvin founded in Geneva in 1559.