Symbol of the Dove
A universal symbol of peace and love, the dove has long held significance for man. Noah sent forth from the ark a dove that returned with an olive branch, indicating the end of the Flood and the beginning of God's covenant with man. The dove also symbolizes the Holy Spirit and signifies marriage and lifelong love. The pristine whiteness of the dove represents purity, hope for peace and the forgiveness we obtain from God and each other.