Explanation of the Episcopal Coat of Arms of Bishop-elect Msgr. Josep Maria Abella, CMF

Jul 14, 2018 | Cardinals and Bishops, East Asia, Josep Abella Batlle, Ordinations

Osaka, Japan. At 11 am Tokyo time (4am in Rome) on Monday, 16th of July 2018, Bishop-elect Msgr. Josep Maria Abella Batlle, CMF, XII General Superior of our Congregation, will be consecrated Bishop and will be installed as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Osaka. Watch out on this website for the livestreaming of the event that will be held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Tamatsukuri Church) in Osaka, Japan.

Coat Of Arms Of Msgr AbellaMeanwhile, we are presenting to you the Coat of Arms of Msgr. Abella:

  • “CARITAS CHRISTI URGET NOS” (The love of Christ impels us). These words are taken from the Second letter of Paul to the Corinthians (2Cor 5:14). This is the very source of our Christian life and our missionary commitment. Our only aim if the Kingdom of God.
  • The open book represents the Word of God which is the light that guide us.
  • The pigeon represents both, the Holy Spirit and the desire of peace.
  • The flames represent the Heart of Mary, filled by the Holy Spirit and by a great love for people.


  • 「キリストの愛に駆り立てられて」。パウロのコリントの教会への第二の手紙の5章14節です。わたしたちのキリスト者としての生き方の源泉であり、福音宣教の原動力です。「神の国」の他に、目的とするものがありません。
  • 開かれている本は、神のみことばです。わたしたちの歩みを照らし導くことばです。
  • はとは、聖霊を表し、平和への願いをも表しています。
  • 炎は、聖霊に満たされ、人々への愛に満ちているマリアの心を表しています。

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