Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Coats of Arms of Filipino Overseas Catholic Communities

 Prot. N. 001/2021/PhOCC

 




Coat of arms of the National Coordinating Office for Filipino Chaplaincies in Italy 

National Coordinator: Rev. Gregory Gaston, S.T.D.

Date Assume: 2021

Motto: PASCITE GREGEM DEI ("Tend the flock of God", from 1 Peter 5:2) 

Heraldic design: Rev. John Brillantes and Rev. Stefano Cañuto, O.S.A.

Artwork: Stevie Yambao of Escudos Ecclesiasticus Ph.

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Prot. N. 00272021/PhOCC

 


Coat of arms of Santo Rosario-Risorgimento Filipino Catholic Community, Rome, Italy (founded in 1985).


Blason: Azure, a bordure of rosary beads Argent, with cross Fleury pendant Or set in the center, charged with the figure of a radiant Eucharistic bread proper, inscribed with the monogram of Christ and surrounded by twelve stars of eight points Or in Orle.


The shield is surmounted by a Filipino Salakot.


Motto: Sub tuum praesium (Under your protection).


Date assumed: 2006

 

 Copyright: © Santo Rosario-Risorgimento Filipino Catholic Community, Rome
 
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Prot. N. 003/2021/PHOCC
 

 
Coat of Arms of Filipino Catholic Community, Pisa
 
Date Asummed: 2006 
Heraldic design: Rev. John Brillantes
Artwork by: Steve Yambao of Escudos Ecclesiasticos Ph.

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Prot. N. 004/2021/PhOCC



Coat of Arms of Filipino Catholic Community in Ferrara
 
Date Assumed: 2015
Heraldic design: Rev. John Brillantes
Artwork by: Steve Yambao of Escudos Ecclesiasticos Ph.

 



Coats of Arms of Filipino Catholic Institutions

 Prot. N. 001/2021/PhCI

Coat of Arms of Pontificio Collegio Filippino 


The Filipino Catholic Institution in Rome, Italy is officially named Pontificio Collegio Seminario de Nuestra Señora de la Paz y Buen Viaje (English: Pontifical College Seminary of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage; Latin: Seminarii Sanctae Mariae de Pace, et in Collegio S. Bon Voyage). It is a college for diocesan priests from the Philippines studying at pontifical universities in Rome.

Collegio filippino was formally established as an institution with pontifical rights by Pope John XXIII, on June 29, 1961 through the Papal Bull Sancta Mater Ecclesia.

Blason:

Argent: a fess sinister Azure charged with three mullets Or in between perforation Gules; in Chief a crown proper of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage framed by olive wreath of peace; in base a Spanish Galleon afloat proper. The shield is surmounted by the Papal Tiara and set against the keys Or and argent in saltire position, pointing upward.

Motto: SACERDOTES DOMINI VOCABIMINI ("You yourselves shall be called «Priests of the Lord»." - from Isaiah 61:6)

Heraldic design by: Rev. John Brillantes and Rev. Gregory Gaston

Artwork rendered by: Dion Christian Tirambulo Abella of Escudos Ecclesiasticos Ph.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Coats of Arms of Filipino Cardinals

 


Rufino Jiao Santos†
(28 August 1908-September 3, 1973)
Archbishop of Manila
(February 10, 1953-September 3, 1973)
Created Cardinal by Pope John XXIII on March 31, 1960
with the titular church of S. Maria ai Monti
Participated in the Conclave of 1963

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Julio Rosales y Ras†
(18 September 1906-June 2, 1983)
Archbishop of Cebu
(December 17, 1949- August 24, 1982)
Created Cardinal by Pope Paul VI on  April 28, 1969
with the titular church of Cardinal Priest of Sacro Cuore di Gesù agonizzante a Vitinia
Participated in the Conclaves of August and October 1978

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Jaime Sin†
(31 August 1928-June 21, 2005)
Archbishop of Manila
(March 19, 1974 - September 15, 2003)
Created Cardinal by Pope Paul VI on May 24, 1976
with the titular church of S. Maria ai Monti
Participated in the Conclaves of August and October 1978

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Ricardo J. Vidal†
(February 6, 1931-October 18, 2017)
Archbishop of Cebu
(August 24, 1982 - January 13, 2011)
Created Cardinal by Pope John Paul II on  May 25, 1985
with the titular church of Cardinal Priest of Ss. Pietro e Paolo a Via Ostiense
Participated in the Conclave of 2005

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José Tomás Sánchez†
(17 March 1920-March 9, 2012)
Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy
(July 1, 1991 - June 15, 1996)
Created Cardinal by Pope John Paul II on  June 28, 2021
with the titular church of Cardinal Deacon of S. Pio V a Villa Carpegna

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Gaudencio B. Rosales
(born August 10, 1932)
Archbishop of Manila
(November 21, 2003 - October 13, 2011)
Created Cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI on March 24, 2006
with the titular church of Cardinal Priest of Santissimo Nome di Maria in Via Latina

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Luis Antonio G. Tagle
(born June 21, 1957)
Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
(December 8, 2019 - present)
Archbishop of Manila
(October 13 2011 –  December 8 2019)
Created Cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI on November 24, 2012
with the titular church of Cardinal Priest of San Felice da Cantalice a Centocelle
Raised to the rank of Cardinal-Bishop by Pope Francis on May 1, 2020

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Orlando B. Quevedo, OMI
(born March 11, 1939)
Archbishop-Emeritus of Cotabato
(30 May 1998-6 November 2018)
Created Cardinal by Pope Francis on February 22, 2014
with the titular church of Cardinal Priest of Santa Maria "Regina Mundi" in Torre Spaccata

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Jose F. Advincula
(born March 30, 1952)
Archbishop of Manila
(June 24, 2021 - present)
Created Cardinal by Pope Francis on November 28, 2020
with the titular church of Cardinal Priest of San Vigilio

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Citations:

Coats of Arms rendered by SajoR (Wikimedia commons)
Portraits of Cards. Vidal, Rosales Tagle, Quevedo and Advincula - Mr. Jun Impas

Coats of Arms of Dioceses in Manila Metropolitan Province

 





Diocese of Antipolo
Diocesis Antipolensis
Diyosesis ng Antipolo


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Antipolo (Lat: Dioecesis AntipolensisFilipinoDiyosesis ng Antipolo) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church in the Philippines that comprises the Province of Rizal and the city of Marikina in Metro Manila.

On January 24, 1983, during his Angelus message, Pope John Paul II announced the creation of the Diocese of Antipolo, which would encompass the whole province of Rizal, the entire Marikina, and part of Pasig (Barangays Dela Paz, Santolan, Manggahan, Rosario, and Santa Lucia, which altogether formed the Vicariate of Santo Tomas de Villanueva, now belonging to the Diocese of Pasig). It is an area that was previously known in the Archdiocese of Manila as the Ecclesiastical District of Eastern Rizal. The diocese was canonically established on the June 25, 1983 and is a suffragan of the said archdiocese.

The first bishop of Antipolo was Protacio G. Gungon. On December 3, 2001, he was succeeded by Crisostomo Yalung as the second bishop, followed by Gabriel V. Reyes, former Bishop of Kalibo in Aklan, as the third bishop. Bishop Reyes was assisted by the then-auxiliary and later coadjutor bishop, Francisco M. De Leon, who was named his successor and fourth bishop effective September 10, 2016.

The diocese had its First Diocesan Synod in 1993 held at Saint Michael's Retreat House in Antipolo City. The diocese has experienced some jurisdictional changes since the time the Diocese of Pasig was created, whereby six parishes within the civil boundaries of Pasig were given to the new local church, together with seven diocesan priests serving in them.

At present, the Diocese of Antipolo is considered to be one of the largest local churches in the Philippines in terms of its Catholic population. Among the 86 ecclesiastical jurisdictions present in the Philippines today, the diocese is the third largest local church in terms of its Catholic population after the Archdiocese of Cebu, and the Diocese of Malolos (Bulacan and Valenzuela City). The population of the whole area covering the diocese is 3,650,000, of which 3,280,000 (or 90%) are Catholics. The seat or center of the diocese is the Antipolo Cathedral, one of the most popular Marian shrines in the country where the historic Canonically crowned image of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (Nuestra Señora de la Paz y Buen Viaje) (the Virgin of Antipolo) is enshrined.

Credits: Wikipedia/Roman Catholic Diocese of Antipolo 


Diocese of Cubao
Diocesis Cubaoenensis
Diyosesis ng Cubao

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cubao (LatinDioecesis Cubaoensis) is a diocese of the western Latin Church of the Catholic Church in district of Cubao in Quezon City, in northern Metro ManilaPhilippines. The diocese was created by Pope John Paul II on June 28, 2003[1] from the Ecclesiastical District of Cubao of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila. It was canonically erected on August 28, 2003, with the installation of Honesto Flores Ongtioco as the first Bishop of Cubao.

The diocese is composed of 45 full parishes including three national shrines, two minor basilicas; two quasi-parishes; one non-parochial diocesan shrine; and one mission station. These are clustered into six separate vicariates.

Credits: Wikipedia/Roman Catholic Diocese of Cubao



Saturday, October 30, 2021

Coats of Arms of Dioceses established during the American Period

 Prot. n. 006/2021/PhRCD



The Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lipa
(Erected  April 10, 1910)

The cross and arrows are symbols of Saint Sebastian the Martyr, patron of the cathedral. The two white long-stemmed lilies are symbols of Saint Joseph, head of the Holy Family, to whom the faithful of the diocese are ardently devoted. The bottom of the shield shows the lake and volcano of Taal in Batangas.

Former coat of Arms of the then-diocese of Lipa

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 Prot. n. 007/2021/PhRCD





The Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calbayog
(Erected  April 10, 1910)

 Prot. n. 008/2021/PhRCD




The Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tuguegarao
(Erected  April 10, 1910)

The crossed keys and inverted cross are symbols of Saint Peter, titular of the cathedral. The blue wavy pale represents the Cagayan River while the silver fleur-de-lys in its center represents Our Lady of Piat. The fertile Cagayan Valley and the high mountain ranges hemming it on east (Sierra Madre) and west (Cordilleras) are represented by green fields and the mountains drawn in Italian heraldic style. Tuguegarao, the seat of the archdiocese, etymologically means "fire at daytime" (tuguig, arao): hence the sun and the symbols of fire.

 Prot. n. 009/2021/PhRCD





The Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Zamboanga
(Erected  April 10, 1910)

 Prot. n. 010/2021/PhRCD




The Coat of Arms of the Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa
(Erected  April 10, 1910)

The two lilies represent Saint Joseph, the Patron Saint whom the founding Augustinian Recollect Fathers dedicated the local church of Palawan. The crescent represents the Immaculate Conception, the patroness of the cathedral. The fort is actually crowned with the fortification (Fort Santa Isabel) built by the Augustinian Recollect Fathers to protect their mission and their faithful from depredations of the Moros from the south.


 Prot. n. 011/2021/PhRCD


The Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan
(Erected  May 19, 1928)

The nimbed silver eagle is the symbol of Saint John the Apostle and Evangelist, the titular of the cathedral at Dagupan. The three gold Oriental crowns represent the Three Wise Kings, the titular of the co-cathedral at Lingayen. The red wavy pile represents the Lingayen Gulf. The green field represents the "rice-bowl" of the Philippines, the whole of Pangasinan and Nueva Ecija. The three heraldic roses represent our Lady whose shrine in Manaoag is the jewel of the archdiocese.

 Prot. n. 012/2021/PhRCD


The Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bacolod
(Erected  July 15, 1932)

The shield is divided fesswise into two fields. On chief or (gold) are two crossed arrows debruised by an upright Latin cross argent (silver), the symbols of St. Sebastian, martyr, titular of the both the diocese and cathedral of Bacolod. On a field of azure (blue) at base, the cathedral of Bacolod on a knoll and a sugarcane stalk with vegetation to depict the major industry of Negros Occidental. The hill where the cathedral stands is called bakólod in Hiligaynon, in which the name of the city of Bacolod is derived.

 Prot. n. 013/2021/PhRCD






The Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro
(Erected  January 20, 1933)

The flaming heart represents Saint Augustine, bishop of Hippo and Doctor of the Church, the patron saint of the cathedral. The gold wavy band symbolizes the Cagayan de Oro River after which the city gets its name. The smoking mountain is Hibok-Hibok, a well-known active and destructive volcano on Camiguin Island, which is within the territory of the archdiocese.

 Prot. n. 014/2021/PhRCD





The Coat of Arms of the Apostolic Vicariate of Calapan
(Erected  July 2, 1936)

 Prot. n. 015/2021/PhRCD




The Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Palo
(Erected  November 28, 1937)

 Prot. n. 016/2021/PhRCD




The Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Surigao
(Erected  June 3, 1939)

 Prot. n. 017/2021/PhRCD





The Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tagbilaran
(Erected  November 8, 1941)

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Non-ecclesiastical section: Foreign coats of Arms

 

 Prot. N. 001/2021/NEF

Non-ecclesiastical Section: Filipino coats of arms

 

 Prot. n. 001/2021/NEPh

Corporate coat of Arms of Balderas-Baviera Clan 

 

The corporate coat of arms was registered by H.E. Don Alfonso Ceballos-Escallera y Gila Marques de la Floresta and Cronista of Castille and Leon, on 11 April 2019, (Prot. n. 12/2019), for the descendants of Don Martin Balderas (Gobernadorcillo of Banate), and his wife Doña Apolonia Baviera (granddaughter of Don Felix baviera, the first Gobernadorcillo of Banate). 

Blason: Sable, three passion nails in fess surrounded by a crown of thorns, which is in turn surrounded by seven fleurs de lis in orle, all Or.

Origin of the Clan: Banate, Iloilo 

Copyright: © Balderas-Baviera Clan


Coats of Arms of Filipino Overseas Catholic Communities

 Prot. N. 001/2021/PhOCC   Coat of arms of the National Coordinating Office for Filipino Chaplaincies in Italy  National Coordinator: Rev. G...