|Original Vendee Cross patch, often worn by Vendean soldiers to show for Whom they fought:|
"For God and King!"
Our new embroidery design is made to replicate the original Vendée Cross designs that were stitched and penned by faithful French Catholics over 200 years ago, with a classic new take on an old look. The gold halo, which is often incorporated as a glow in Vendée Cross drawings is echoed in the use of bright gold metallic thread. And of course, an exact copy of the originally penned "Dieu le Roi" only furthers in solid stitches the indelibility of this phrase for time and eternity, "For God and King".
|Our New Signature Vendee Cross Design|
From The War in the Vendée by George J. Hill:
On entering the battle, most of the peasants made the sign of the cross. They used to march with their rosary beads in their hands, and recite them as they went along. In the evenings, on halting for the night, the whole camp often joined in the same devotion. Before any great engagement, they heard Mass; and on capturing any town or village, they repaired to the churches. They were frequently known to kneel down on the field of battle itself, beneath a hot fire and in the very moment of success, on passing a wayside cross. Throughout the long and disastrous war with which their country was ravaged, the restoration of the Catholic faith was their one object; nor did they make peace till it had been attained. The very existence, therefore, of the Vendean army was a standing protest against the infidel spirit of the revolution.