Diocese of Beaumont
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DIOCESE OF BEAUMONT (Dioecesis Bellomontensis)
Established : 1966
The blue field with the golden hill are canting, the name means "beautiful hill." The golden vase charged with the Greek letters "X" (Chi) and "P" (Rho) signifies an oil vial, such as would be used to store the sacred oils that are used in the administration of the sacraments. the XP stand for Christus Rex (Christ the king). The vase also refers to the vast reserves of oil that constitute the basis for the region's best-known industry .
The star is taken from the flag and seal of the State of Texas, "The Lone Star State," and the roses are taken from the arms of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston from which the Diocese of Beaumont was erected in 1966.
Arms of Bishops
Vincent Madeley Harris (1966-1971)
Warren Louis Boudreaux (1971-1977)
Bernard Jacques Ganter (1977-1993)
Joseph Anthony Galante (1994-2000)
Curtis John Guillory (2000-present)