Diocese of Manchester (USA)
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DIOCESE OF MANCHESTER (Diocensis Manchesteriensis)
Established : 1884
Argent, on a cross gules, a triply bound sheaf of five arrows encircling a staff ensigned by a lily, all of the field.
The red cross on argent represent the Christian Faith. The bundle of five arrows is taken from the seal of the ´Colony New Hampshire´ adopted in 1776. The five arrows denote that the five counties bound together in a strong union.
The lily-staff in the midst of the arrows stand for Saint-Joseph, patron saint of the diocesan cathedral.
Arms of Bishops
Denis Mary Bradley (1883-1903)
John Bernard Delany (1904-1906)
George Albert Guertin (1906-1931)
John Bertram Peterson (1932-1944)
Matthew Francis Brady (1944-1959)
Ernest John Primeau (1960-1974)
Odore Joseph Gendron (1974-1990)
Leo Edward O'Neil (1990-1997)
John Brendan McCormack (1998-2011)
Peter Anthony Libasci (2011-Present)
Arms of Auxiliary Bishops
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Literature : Brassard, 1957