Diocesan Coat of Arms

Diocesan Coat of Arms


The upper portion of the coat of arms is symbolic of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the patroness of the diocese. This dedication is represented by a field of blue, the traditional color of the Blessed Virgin Mary, upon which is emblazoned a silver heart and a heraldic rose, Beneath this is a silver crescent, indicating the Immaculate Conception.

Immediately below the upper portion is another section, or brusure, on which is found the arms of the Von Steuben family, which was used by Baron Von Steuben, after whom the city is named, as his personal arms. This, of course, indicates the City of Steubenville. This field is halved into silver and blue, with a diagonal stripe, of bend in red.

In the lower section, red Pentecostal tongues of fire on a silver field refer to the Church's mission. This symbol is based on the text of Saint Luke, (13:49) "I have come to cast fire on the earth, and what will I but that it be kindled," The Cathedral of the Holy Name of Jesus is indicated by a heraldic "celestial crown" of gold, surmounted by seven stars, and resting on a field of red. The IHS, ecclesiastical symbol for the name of Jesus, in engraved on the crown.