Papal Cross – A unique landmark feature on our campus, this cross was at the Mass held at Arizona State University when St. Pope John Paul II visited Arizona in 1987. After the Pope’s visit, the Papal Cross was transported to its permanent location here on the Cathedral grounds.
Rising Phoenix – This comes from the logo of the Diocese of Phoenix and represents the Parish’s important role as Cathedral of the Diocese and the school’s unique role as the Cathedral school.
At the same time, each crest contains unique components to represent the specific mission of each organization.
Chalice and Host - Symbols of the Body and Blood of Christ, these represent the Holy Eucharist, the source and summit of our Catholic Faith.
Saw and Arrow - These elements represent our Patrons, St. Simon and St. Jude. The Cathedral of Phoenix is the only Cathedral in the world to be named for these two great Saints.
Ad Eum Veniemus - “We will come unto Him” - This phrase comes from the Latin text around the corona above the altar in the cathedral. They are the words Christ spoke to St. Jude at the Last Supper, which translated into English are: “Whoever loves Me will hold to My word, and My Father will love him, and we will come unto him and make our dwelling in him.”