Diocese of Springfield in Illinois

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DIOCESE OF SPRINGFIELD IN ILLINOIS (Dioecesis Campifontis in Illinois)

Country : United States
Denomination : Roman Catholic

Established : 1853 as the Diocese of Quincy
Renamed 1857 to Diocese of Alton
Renamed 1923 as Diocese of Springfield in Illinois

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Springfield in Illinois

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The heraldic fountains (springs) on golden ´fields´are canting for the See city and the diocese. The cross is for the Christian Faith. The silver crescent in the centre honors the Blessed Virgin Mary, in her title of the Immaculate Conception, titular of the cathedral (see Revelation 12:1).

Arms of Bishops of Alton

Arms of Bishops of Springfield in Illinois


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Literature : information from Hans van Heijningen