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Born : May 6, 1953
Bishop of Saskatoon
Archbishop of Saint Boniface
The arms as Bishop of Saskatoon:
The color Green reflects newness of life, growth, hope and so represents the life of the People of God, as well as the fields and forests of Saskatchewan. The ermine is taken from the arms of Brittany, the home of his ancestors. This represents the heritage of Christian faith and Breton culture passed on through the centuries.
The sheaf of wheat highlights Christ's teaching: "Unless a grain of wheat dies, it remains only a single grain, but if it dies, but if it dies it yields a rich harvest" (John 12,24). It also highlights the Chruch's Eucharist wherein the scattered grains are brought together and made in one bread to be shared that the Church itself might be brought together from the ends of the earth into the Kiingdom. It also represents the province of Saskatchewan and Bishop Le Gatt's early farm background.
The sword is the symbol of St. Paul, patron of the Diocese of Saskatoon. It reflects the living faith of its people in their own witness to Christ.
The dove is the symbol of the Holy Spirit, true source of the Church's unity in its faith, hope and love (Eph4, 2-6).
The motto "Ut Unum Sint" (That They May Be On; Jn17,22). This highlights the prayer of Christ and the ministry of the Bishop called to be servant and presider of the churh's unity in Christ.
Literature : website Diocese of Saskatoon