Diocese of Western Louisiana

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Official blazon

Azure, seme of coeur-de-lis argent, on a mount vert charged with an escallop argent, a pelican in its piety proper between two fleur-de-lis or.

Origin/meaning

The Pelican alludes to Louisiana and the Diocese of Louisiana, from which the Diocese of Western Louisiana was formed in 1979. the Felur-de-lis symbolises the French influence on the hirtory of the area. The escallop symbolizes the Gulf of Mexico which forms the Southern Boundary of the Diocese.


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Literature : Eckford De Kay: Heraldry in the Episcopal Church; Michael Francis McCarthy: Armoria Sedium.