Diocese of Pembroke

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DIOCESE OF PEMBROKE (Dioecesis Pembrokensis)

Country : Canada
Denomination : Roman Catholic

Established : 1882

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Pembroke

Official blazon

Azure a cross patonce Or in chief a Celtic knot Argent;

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on March 15, 2007.

The Celtic decoration represents the artwork in the cathedral of the diocese that honours Saint Columbkille, the Patron Saint of the diocese. The colour blue also represents the Ottawa River that joins the two main parts of the diocese and which was a means of communication for the early missionaries to Canada. The colour blue is also associated with the Blessed Virgin Mary. The colour white represents activity on the water, in the form of the “white-water” appearance of rapids and the waves created by paddlers in canoes. The cross is the style that appears on the seal of the Chancery of the Diocese, as well as on vessels and appointments of the first Bishop of Pembroke, the Most Reverend Narcisse Zephirin Lorrain.

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Literature : Information and image from here