Diocese of San Diego

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DIOCESE OF SAN DIEGO (Dioecesis Sancti Didaci)

Country : United States
Denomination : Roman Catholic

Established : 1936

Arms (crest) of Diocese of San Diego

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The whole shield describes San Diego (St. Didicus in Latin), the dioceses patron saint. Diego was born to Spanish parents shortly before the year 1400. His love for poverty never left him. As a Franciscan brother he was a selfless servant of the poor and was known to heal the sick with the Sing of the Cross, the centre piece of the arms (in the Spanish colors).

The Spanish stew pot (proper, black) in the upper left corner indicates Diego´s boundless charity and tireless efforts to feed the hungry. San Diego has a special devotion to the Lord in his Passion, symbolized by the nails (proper, black) in the other three corners of the Cross.

Arms of Bishops

Arms of Auxiliary Bishops


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Literature : diocesan website