Albert Henry Ottenweller

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Born : April 5, 1916
Deceased : September 23, 2012

Auxiliary Bishop of Toledo, 1974-1977
Bishop of Steubenville, 1977-1992

Arms of Albert Henry Ottenweller

Official blazon


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

Bishop Ottenweller's coat of arms shows a farm scene, because his whole priestly and episcopal ministry has been spent in rural communities, much of it with farm labor. The sun with the Chi Rho represents Christ with overtones of the Holy Eucharist, the center of his pastoral care. The anvil is set in both fields to indicate the Ottenweller family occupation of blacksmithing and that steel and coal are two principal industries of the Diocese of Steubenville.

Bishop Ottenweller's motto is "Peace, the Fruit of Justice." It is taken from the writings of Pope John XXIII.

The achievement is completed with the heraldic insignia of a prelate of the rank of bishop by instruction of the Holy See, of March 1969, confirmed in March 2001.

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