Daniel Joseph Feeney
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DANIEL JOSEPH FEENEY
Born : September 12, 1894
Deceased : September 15, 1969
Bishop of Portland, 1955-1969
Impaled. Dexter : Azure, semé of pine cones, a cross moline argent; Sinister : Gules, a cross sable fimbriated or, on a chief of the second three fleurs-de-lis of the third.
Motto: Praedica verbum.
As common in US episcopal heraldry, the arms show the arms of the diocese impaled with the personal arms of the bishop.
The cross against a background of red and gold symbolizes the Holy Sacrifice consummated by the shedding of the Precious Blood in charity. The fleurs-de-lis are taken from the coat of arms of the Feeney family of Ireland.
Literature : Brassard, 1956