The armorial bearings of the Archdiocese of Vancouver are described as follows in the technical language of heraldry:
Or in base upon water barry wavy azure and argent a lymphad azure full sail argent with cross or and a net or cast upon the waters; in chief a mullet argent set between the second and third dancetty of three points azure, the Chi-Rho centered or, between an heraldic rose argent... Read More
The Archdiocese has a diverse range of physical characteristics. Vancouver, the largest population centre of the Archdiocese, is an ocean-side city with a moderate climate and coastal mountains. Further east, there are rich valleys... Read More
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver has been faithfully serving Catholics in British Columbia since 1863, when the Vicariate Apostolic of British Columbia was established with the Oblate local superior, Louis-Joseph d’Herbomez, OMI, as the vicar apostolic. On September 19, 1908, Pope Pius X established the Roman Catholic... Read More
Archbishop Michael Miller, chief shepherd of Vancouver’s 430,000 Catholics since January 2009, has been part of the city’s religious landscape since 2007, when Pope Benedict XVI named him Coadjutor Archbishop.
Born in Ottawa in 1946, Archbishop Miller... Read More