Diocese of Manchester (USA)

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DIOCESE OF MANCHESTER (Diocensis Manchesteriensis)

Country : United States
Denomination : Roman Catholic

Established : 1884

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Manchester (USA)

Official blazon

Argent, on a cross gules, a triply bound sheaf of five arrows encircling a staff ensigned by a lily, all of the field.

Origin/meaning

The red cross on argent represent the Christian Faith. The bundle of five arrows is taken from the seal of the ´Colony New Hampshire´ adopted in 1776. The five arrows denote that the five counties bound together in a strong union.

The lily-staff in the midst of the arrows stand for Saint-Joseph, patron saint of the diocesan cathedral.

Arms of Bishops

Arms of Auxiliary Bishops


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Literature : Brassard, 1957