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Archiepiscopal Corporation of Regina

Regina, Saskatchewan
Grant of Arms
November 20, 2009
Vol. V, p. 480

Arms of the Archiepiscopal Corporation of Regina

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Blazon

Arms

Or the figure of the Blessed Virgin Mary proper vested Azure crowned Or sejant affronty on a chair graded proper and supporting with her dexter hand the Christ Child proper vested Argent, both figures nimbed and together holding a rosary Or, on a chapé Azure two garbs Or;


Symbolism

Arms

The seated figure of the Blessed Virgin Mary holding the child Jesus and giving the Rosary appeared on a coat of arms design used by the Archdiocese shortly after its creation as a diocese in 1910. This indicates that the Patroness of the Archdiocese is Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. Blue is a colour associated with the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the sheaves of wheat make a reference to Saskatchewan.