Diocese of San Joaquin, California
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DIOCESE OF SAN JOAQUIN
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This is the shield of the original seal. Bishop Victor M. Rivera 1968-1988 added a green outline to the cross charged with gold grape vines. This alluding to the agriculture of the Diocese and also the Holy Eucharist.
Literature : Eckford De Kay: Heraldry in the Episcopal Church; Michael Francis McCarthy: Armoria Sedium.