Diocese of Winona-Rochester

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DIOCESE OF WINONA-ROCHESTER (Dioecesis Vinonaënsis-Roffensis)

Country : United States
Denomination : Roman Catholic

Established : 1889 as Diocese of Winona
renamed 2018 to Diocese of Winona-Rochester

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Winona-Rochester

Official blazon


The Indian word Winona means "Fairest daughter of the tribe". To Catholics this description is at once fulfilled by Our Lady; and her fairest symbol, the rose has been placed on a lozenge (used instead of a shield to signify the arms of a virgin or a widow) to heraldically represent the name of the diocese and its See city.

The cross is a general Christian symbol.

Arms of Bishops of Winona

Arms of Bishops of Winona-Rochester

Arms of Auxiliary Bishops

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Literature : diocesan website; Hans van Heijningen