Diocese of Evansville

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DIOCESE OF EVANSVILLE (Dioecesis Evansvicensis)

Country : United States
Denomination : Roman Catholic

Established : 1944

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Evansville

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The crescent symbolizes two important elements; 1. Evansville is situated on a bend of the Ohio River. As a result it can suitably called a ¨Crescent City and 2. the crescent symbolizes the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is the Patroness of the diocese.

The embatteled division line represents the original Fort Vincennes, established as a trading post, which suggests that the diocese derives from historic Vincennes, Indiana, and that the Catholic Faith is a mighty fortress.

The two waves at the bottom of the shield represent the waters of the Wabash and Ohio Rivers. The Wabash forms the western boundary of the diocese, and the Ohio forms its southern boundary. Spritually the waves represent the cleansing waters of Baptism.


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Literature : Diocesan website, 2017