Douai Crest

The Coat of Arms of Douai Abbey and School

The upper field of the Douai coat of arms has a central abbot's mitre. Either side of the mitre are fleur-de-lys representing the two homes of the monks in France, Paris and Douai. Separating the upper field from the rest of the shield is an engrailed line which represents the sea which was crossed when the monks returned to England in 1903. Below this are the three crowns of St Edmund, the crown of an earthly king, the crown of chastity and the crown of a martyr for the faith. The motto "Dominus mihi adjutor" means "the Lord is my helper".

The coat of arms was composed by the College of Heralds in 1929