Coat of arms

This is an image of Cardijn's episcopal coat of arms reproduced on a First Day Cover for a commemorative stamp issued by Belgium in 1970.

As well as the cross and sheaf of wheat that also appear on the YCW badge, we find an image of Our Lady of Laeken, the small reputedly miraculous statue at Our Lady's Church in Laeken, Belgium.

"Evangelizare pauperibus" is his episcopal motto - "Bring the Good News to the poor."

There are several other versions of his coat of arms which are copied below.