Mark Steven Rivituso

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Born : September 20, 1961
Deceased :

Auxiliary Bishop of Saint Louis, 20174-present; Titular Bishop of Turuzi

Arms of Mark Steven Rivituso

Official blazon


The cross fleuretty is taken from the arms of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis that Bishop Rivituso has served as a priest and bishop, since his ordination in 1988.

The crescents and stars symbolise in a classic representation the Blessed Virgin Mary, in her title of the Immaculate Conception, as she is referred to in the beginning of the 12th Chapter of the Book of Revelation; " the moon under her feet and upon her head a crown of twelve stars." As Mary was at the foot of Christ's cross, so her symbolism as "our other Mother," is placed within this design to know that as Christ gave His Mother to the Beloved Disciple, John, so too she is given to us as we are given to her. The crescent and stars also signify the twelve Apostles along with the crescent for Mary, Queen of the Apostles.

For his motto Bishop Rivituso has adopted the phrase "CARITAS CHRISTI URGET NOS." This Latin phrase from Saint Paul's second letter to the Corinthians (2 Cor. 5:14), tells us, that as Christians, believers in the totality Jesus as The Christ, in all that we do and all that we are, "The Love of Christ impels us."

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Literature :, 2017