Diocese of San Jose in Nueva Ecija

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DIOCESE OF SAN JOSE IN NUEVA ECIJA (Dioecesis Sancti Iosephi in Insulis Philippinis)

Country : Philippines
Denomination : Roman Catholic

Established : 1984

Arms (crest) of Diocese of San Jose in Nueva Ecija
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In the upper half are two lilies, a crown, a staff, a mallet and a square, all symbols of St. Joseph, the Patron of the diocese. The lilies signify his purity; the staff, his being head of the Holy Family; the crown, his lineage from King David; and the mallet and square, his lowly but honest source of livelihood. The blue color background stands for the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Immaculate Spouse of St. Joseph.

The lower half shows the image of the Pantabangan Dam, sut out from the deep green Sierra Madre giving life and color to verdant ricefields. Pantabangan town was submerged and became the reservoir from which flows water that produces electricity and irrigation not so much for itself as for its neighboring towns. Thus, the Pantabangan Dam symbolizes the life of sacrifice and self-giving that the Diocese of San Jose is called to live so that others may have life.

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Literature: Diocesan website, 2008

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