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Archiepiscopal Corporation of Regina

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

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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.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on October 23, 2010, in Volume 144, page 2712 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Gordon Macpherson, Niagara Herald Extraordinary, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Gordon Macpherson

Calligrapher
Shirley Mangione


Recipient Information

Civil Institution
National, Regional, Diocesan, Administrative