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Ælfric

Ælfric  

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(c.945–c.1015), Anglo-Saxon abbot, prose writer, and educator. His works, including sermons, saints' lives, and biblical translations, were intended to teach both monastic novices and laypeople. His ...
Ambrosius Catharinus

Ambrosius Catharinus  

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(c.1484–1553), theologian. Lancelot Politi became a Dominican in 1517, taking the name of two saints of the Order. He was soon employed in controverting Lutheran teaching. In Siena, he incurred the ...
Aureoli (Aureolus, Auriol), Petrus (Peter)

Aureoli (Aureolus, Auriol), Petrus (Peter)  

(c.1280–1322) French Franciscan theologian and author of,among other things, an influential and extensive commentary on Peter Lombard’s Sentences. He defended the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin ...
Clement XI

Clement XI  

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(1649–1721), Pope from 1700. In the political sphere he met with little success, and in the Treaty of Utrecht (1713) his rights in Sardinia and elsewhere were ignored. His condemnation of Jansenism ...
Dance of the Seises

Dance of the Seises  

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The religious dance performed in Seville Cathedral during the celebrations of Corpus Christi and the Immaculate Conception of the BVM.
Declaration of Utrecht

Declaration of Utrecht  

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The profession of faith which is the doctrinal basis of the Old Catholic Church. It was drawn up at Utrecht in 1889. While professing adherence to the beliefs of the primitive Church, it is mainly ...
Divine Praises

Divine Praises  

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A series of praises, beginning ‘Blessed be God’, sometimes said or sung after Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament before the Host is replaced in the Tabernacle. The nucleus is thought to have been ...
Eadmer

Eadmer  

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(d. ?1124),a monk of Canterbury who wrote a Latin chronicle of the events of his own time down to 1122, Historia Novorum in Anglia, a biography of his friend and leader Anselm, and an early Marian ...
Feasts of Obligation

Feasts of Obligation  

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In the RC Church, feasts of outstanding importance which the laity as well as the clergy are obliged to observe by hearing Mass on the day itself or on the previous evening and by abstaining from ...
Francisco Torres

Francisco Torres  

(c. 1509–1584),patristic scholar and RC controversialist. After studying at Alcalá, he went to Rome, where he became a well-known controversial author. From 1562 to 1563 he was at the ...
God and gender

God and gender  

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Unlike the case in most mythologies, the creator and supreme god of the Bible has no female companion or wife. This lack of a consort gives rise to many questions. ...
Holy Year

Holy Year  

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A year during which the pope grants, subject to particular conditions, a plenary indulgence, the so-called Jubilee, to all those who visit Rome. A bull specifies the particular purposes of the year ...
immaculate

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Immaculate Conception the doctrine that God preserved the Virgin Mary from the taint of original sin from the moment she was conceived. The belief was much disputed in the Middle Ages, but ... More
immaculate conception

immaculate conception   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Body

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The doctrine of the immaculate conception holds that Mary is the one fully human being preserved from original sin because

Immaculate Conception

Immaculate Conception   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

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Roman Catholic belief that the Blessed Virgin Mary was free of all Original Sin from the moment of her conception.

Immaculate Conception

Immaculate Conception   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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The dogma that the Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her being conceived, free from all stain

Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Belief that *Mary was conceived untainted by original sin, as a pure ‘vessel’ for Christ. Her sinless conception is explained

Ineffabilis Deus

Ineffabilis Deus  

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The constitution of Pius IX, issued 8 Dec. 1854, defining the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. It asserted that the BVM ‘in the first instant of her conception was, by ...
Jean le Charlier de Gerson

Jean le Charlier de Gerson  

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(1363–1429).French churchman and spiritual writer. All his life he was concerned for a true reform of the Church by a renewal of the spirit of prayer and sacrifice. He ...
John of Wesel

John of Wesel  

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(c.1400–81), ecclesiastical reformer. He became cathedral preacher at Worms in 1463. Charged with preaching Hussite doctrines on the Church and sacraments, he was deposed from his office in 1447 and ...

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