Gerard de Vet

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GERARDUS HENRICUS DE VET

Born : November 15, 1917
Deceased : March 27, 1967

Bishop of Breda, 1962-1967

Arms of Gerard de Vet

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Gedeeld: I. in rood drie zilveren schuinkruisen (2-1); II. gepaald van goud en rood van 6 stukken; en een dubbel gebogen zwart kruis over alles.

Wapenspreuk: In gratia Dei.

Origin/meaning

The divided field shows the three crosses of the city of Breda and the pales of the former Diocese of Middelburg, which baceame later also part of the Diocese of Breda. The cross is the symbol of Christianity and the design is based on the iron decoration-crosses on wooden gates, which strongly connected the different pieces of wood. It is thus meant as a symbol of strength.


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