Archdiocese of Miami

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ARCHDIOCESE OF MIAMI (Archidioecesis Miamiensis)

Country : United States
Denomination : Roman Catholic

Established : 1958 as Diocese of Miami
Elevated to Archdiocese in 1968

Arms (crest) of Archdiocese of Miami

Official blazon

Azure, on a fess abased or, rising from this a palm tree of the same between two crosses patée argent, four bars wavy of the last.


The palmtree in gold bespeaks the territory of the archdiocese, where these trees grow plentifully and luxuriously, so much that is is practically a symbol of this area.

Blue field = the sky. The trees issue from a golden bars (beach?) between two silver crosses as emblems for Catholic Faith. The wvay bars in base signify that the diocese is encompassed by water.

Arms of Archbishops

Arms of Auxiliary Bishops

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Literature : Diocesan website; Hans van Heijningen