John Bertram Peterson

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Born : July 15, 1871
Deceased : March 15, 1944

Auxiliary Bishop of Boston, 1927-1932
Bishop of Manchester, 1932-1944

Arms of John Bertram Peterson

Auxiliary Bishop of Boston
Arms of John Bertram Peterson

Bishop of Manchester

Official blazon

Impaled. Dexter: Argent, on a cross gules, a triply bound sheaf of five arrows encircling a staff ensigned by a lily, all of the field; Sinister: Or, a long cross throughout reversed azure, on a chief of the same an eagle displayed of the field.

MOTTO: Christus petra mea.


As common in US episcopal heraldry, the arms show the arms of the diocese impaled with the personal arms of the bishop.

The cross is canting, a symbol for St. Peter, and thus for Peterson. The eagle is the eagle of St. John, and thus canting for the first name of the bishop.

The motto means "Christ is my rock".

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Literature : Brassard, 1957

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