Archdiocese of Mobile

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ARCHDIOCESE OF MOBILE (Archidioecesis Mobiliensis)

Country : United States
Denomination : Roman Catholic

Established : 1825 as Diocese of Mobile, elevated to Archdiocese in 1980.

Arms (crest) of Archdiocese of Mobile

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The city of Mobile was founded by two French brothers, Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville and Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne. The Le Moyne arms featured three silver roses on a blue field. These were taken in the arms of the Archdiocese, but in gold to differentiate from the family arms. The crescent represents Mary the Virgin as patroness of the Cathedral of Mobile under the title of the Immaculate Conception. The crescent moon symbol is derived from a verse in the Book of Revelation: “I saw a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon was under her feet, and upon her head, a crown of twelve stars” (12:1).

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