Coat of Arms

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nassau

 

These arms are composed of blue field, for the Atlantic Ocean, on which is displayed a representation of one of the ships of Columbus.  “The Pinta,” resting on two ocean waves, all in (white).  The top of the ship’s mast bears a gold cross to signify that Columbus brought Christ to the islands that he thought was Asia, even to the naming of the island San Salvador, for Savior.  The upper portion of the Archdiocesan arms, known as a “chief,” in gold (yellow/ black checks (checky) which is taken from the arms of Saint Francis Xavier, titular Cathedral.