Diocese of Sacramento

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DIOCESE OF SACRAMENTO (Dioecesis Sacramentensis)

Country : United States
Denomination : Roman Catholic

Established : 1868 as Diocese of Grass Valley
Restructured and renamed Diocese of Sacramento in 1886

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Sacramento

Official blazon

The blue field with the two gold fields 'draped from the top', in combination with the calice, reminds us of the Blessed Sacrament in a tabernacle. The color blue stands for the Blessed Virgin Mary, who carry the Child in the tabernacle of her womb. The gold color also reminds us of the foundations of the diocese Sacramento, established in the Northern Californian Mother Lode, by the first bishop of Sacramento, Patrick Manogue, himself originally a pioneer goldminer.


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Arms of bishops of Grass Valley

Arms of bishops of Sacramento

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Literature : diocesan website