Archdiocese of Agaña

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ARCHDIOCESE OF AGAÑA

Country : United States
Denomination : Roman Catholic

Established :

Arms (crest) of Archdiocese of Agaña

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The principal color of the fields are the Marian colors: blue and white. They recall the chain of islands named alter Queen Mariana of Austria and Guam, the largest island entrusted to the patronage of Santa Marian Kamalen. Blue stands for the deep azure of the Pacific which surrounds the island of the Archdiocese - the Territory of Guam. Whiite recalls the brilliant tropical sunlight which fills the Pacific Islands.

The upper half contains the symbol of Mary, the crescent and star, who as Mother of God and of the Church and is represented in Chamarra tradition as Santa Marian Kamalen who is carried in procession each year on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The star stands for Mary under the title "Star of the Sea".

The lower half shows a "Latte Stone" which represents the link between the ancient Chamarras who first saw the light of Christ at the arrival of the first missionary and Proto-martyr, Blessed Diego Luis de San Vitores, S.J. This symbol represents the continuation and gradual growth and development of Christianity among the Chamarra people under the guidance and charitable leadership ofthe missionaries.


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Literature : Information from the Archdiocese