Daniel Joseph Feeney

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Born : September 12, 1894
Deceased : September 15, 1969

Auxiliary bishop of Portland, 1946-1952
Coadjutor bishop of Portland, 1952-1955
Bishop of Portland, 1955-1969

Arms of Daniel Joseph Feeney

Auxiliary bishop
Arms of Daniel Joseph Feeney


Official blazon

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