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New Diocesan Coat of Arms


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The Diocese of Orange has a new Coat of Arms

 

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The new design for the Diocesan Coat of Arms corresponds to Heraldic norms and traditions:

  • The symbol of the ocean waves that front a large portion of the Diocese
  • Rising above the ocean waves are the symbols of Saddleback Mountain
  • An orange tree represents the County in which the local Church resides
  • The arches are the historic Mother Church of the Diocese, Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • The rose with the radiant sun symbolizes the patroness of the Diocese, Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • The mitre bears a highly polished blue benitoite, which is the state stone of California

 

THE FORMAL BLAZON OF THE DIOCESAN COAT OF ARMS

 


 
 
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