Archdiocese of San Antonio

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ARCHDIOCESE OF SAN ANTONIO (Archidioecesis Sancti Antonii)

Country : United States
Denomination : Roman Catholic

Established : 1874

Arms (crest) of Archdiocese of San Antonio

Official blazon

Azure, on a cross quadrate argent a Tau-cross of the field, in dexter canton a star of the second.

Origin/meaning

The arms show a large cross of Christian Faith, its center enlarged and squared to receive the Tau cross symbol for St. Anthony. It is derived from the short crutch which the Saint slipped under one arm to support his tired body during long vigils.

The star is the "Lone Star" of the State of Texas.


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