Armorial Bearings of the 59th Bishop of Växjö Fredrik Modéus, consecrated on 12 April and Installed 19 April. Artist Ronny Andersen.
The first and fourth Fields shows the Coat of Arms of the Diocese of Växjö the Heads of the Martyrs Unaman, Sunaman and Vinaman. The Bishop’s personal part of the Shield shows a Eagle symbolising the Supervising Overview of a Bishop but also Freedom.
It is holding in its Claws a Ball symbolising the importance of Play, Sports and Fun in the Life. The Lamb is a symbo of Jesus Christ. The Curved partition symbolises a Bridge and the Bishop as a Bridgebuilder and uniter of different wills. It may also symbolise a concrete Bridge that to the Island of Öland which also forms part of the Diocese. The Motto translates as The Grace of God is sufficient.
Also note the Cross in the Hook of the Crozier. It is formed as a Taizé Cross symbolising the impotance of the Tazié Community in France to Bishop Modéu
Should the first and fourth quarters be blazoned by the names of the martyrs or are you aware of a different blazon? Thank you to you or anyone with this information.
The Blason of the diocesean Coat of Arms just says "I rött fält tre avhuggna, tonsurerade manshuvuden av silver, ordnade två och en"
Or in English something like this "Gules three Men’s heads couped and with tonsure Argent, placed two and one."
These Coat of Arms are based on the Chapter Seal, known since 1292. According to legend the Martyrs was nephews to the Missionary Bishop Sigfrid.