Military Ordinariate of Australia
MILITARY ORDINARIATE OF AUSTRALIA
Established : 1969, although bishops have been assigned to the armed forces since 1912.
The three colours Red, White and Blue represent the colours of the Australian flag. The silver chevron represents military service and on the chevron are three swords to represent the three arms of the Australian Defence Force -the Army, the Navy and the Air Force. Note that the swords are point down to indicate a defensive focus.
On the Red section (the top one) is a 'fleur-de-lys' - the heraldic symbol for Our Lady - under the title Help of Christians she is the principal patron of the Diocese.
On the Blue field (the bottom section} is a Chaplain's cross surrounded by the stars of the Southern Cross - clearly identifies us as Australian.
Arms of Bishops
Thomas Joseph Carr (1912-1917)
Daniel Mannix (1917-1963)
Thomas Absolem McCabe (1964-1969)
John Aloysius Morgan (1969-1985)
Geoffrey Francis Mayne (1985-2003)
Max Leroy Davis (2003-2021)
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