About Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
Ignatius Wang's Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms Bishop Emeritus Wang

On a gold/yellow field, red cross with a squared off center containing a depiction of St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco in white and black.

In the upper left is a red cross which is taken from the coat-of-arms of Archbishop William Levada of San Francisco and is intended to honor him as the prelate who ordained the bearer of these arms (Bishop Wang) to the fullness of Christ's Holy Priesthood.

In the upper right is the Chinese character "En" representing grace.

In the lower left is a green bamboo shoot representing resilience and recalling Bishop Wang's heritage. In the lower right a blue fleur-de-lis, an ancient symbol of the Blessed Mother for whom Bishop Wang has a strong devotion.

The shield is mounted on a gold processional cross representing the bearer's episcopal dignity and the entire achievement of arms is crowned with the traditional pontifical hat (or gallero) and six tassels hanging on each side.

Below the shield is Bishop Wang's Motto: Quid Retribuam Domino (How can I make a return to the Lord) on a white scroll.

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