ArticleA sea-bird and early symbol of Our Redeemer and particularly of the Holy Eucharist. In this sense it is invoked in the sixth stanza of the hymn Adoro te. According to legend, it feeds its young with its own blood, and hence is an emblem of Him Who shed His Blood for us, and Who nourishes our souls with His Body and Blood.

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    • “pelican“. Emblems of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 October 2008. Web. 26 November 2015. <>