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Callistus II

Callistus II  

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(d. 1124), Pope from 1119. He was a strong opponent of lay investiture; during his pontificate the Investiture Controversy was settled by the Concordat of Worms (1122). At the Lateran Council of 1123 ...
satisfaction

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An act of reparation for an injury; in Christian theology usually the payment of a penalty due to God on account of sin. St Anselm gave the term theological currency in reference to the Atonement by ...
St Bruno

St Bruno  

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(c. 1032–1101),German-born French churchman. In 1084 he withdrew to the mountains of Chartreuse and founded the Carthusian order at La Grande Chartreuse. His feast day is 6 October.
vows

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A solemn promise made with a religious sanction. Jacob vowed that if God protected him he would give him a tenth of what he earned (Gen. 28: 20–22). There were regulations about vows (Mal. 1: 14) and ...

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