What does Blessed mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
μακάριοι blessed 21
בָּר֥וּךְ to bless 16
μακάριος blessed 14
בָּר֤וּךְ to bless 10
וַיְבָ֣רֶךְ to bless 9
εὐλόγησεν to praise 8
אַשְׁרֵ֣י happiness 8
εὐλογημένος to praise 7
וַיְבָ֥רֶךְ to bless 7
εὐλογητὸς blessed 7
בָּר֣וּךְ to bless 6
וַיְבָ֧רֶךְ to bless 5
אַ֭שְׁרֵי happiness 5
בֵּרַ֥ךְ to bless 4
μακάριοί blessed 4
εὐλογήσας to praise 4
אַשְׁרֵ֥י happiness 4
בָּר֖וּךְ to bless 4
אַשְׁרֵ֤י ׀ happiness 3
אַֽשְׁרֵ֥י happiness 3
וַֽיְבָרְכֵ֖הוּ to bless 3
אַ֥שְֽׁרֵי happiness 3
בָּ֘ר֤וּךְ to bless 3
וּבָר֥וּךְ to bless 3
וַֽיְבָרֲכ֖וּ to bless 3
וַיְבָ֕רֶךְ to bless 3
בָּר֨וּךְ to bless 3
בֵּרֲכ֖וֹ to bless 2
וַיְבָ֖רֶךְ to bless 2
בָּר֔וּךְ to bless 2
בֵּרַ֔כְתָּ to bless 2
וַיְבָ֤רֶךְ to bless 2
וַיְבָרֲכ֣וּ to bless 2
בָּר֑וּךְ to bless 2
וְהִתְבָּרֲכ֣וּ to bless 2
בֵּרַ֣ךְ to bless 2
בֵּרַ֧ךְ to bless 2
וּבָר֣וּךְ to bless 2
ἐνευλογηθήσονται to confer benefits on 2
בֵּֽרַכְךָ֖ to bless 2
εὐλογημένη to praise 2
אַשְׁרֵ֤י happiness 2
μακαρία blessed 2
μακάριός blessed 2
אַשְׁרֵ֖י happiness 2
וְ֝אַשְׁרֵ֗י happiness 1
מְבֹרָ֔ךְ to bless 1
וִיבָֽרְכוּ֙ to bless 1
וַֽיְבָרְכֵ֑ם to bless 1
תְּבֹרָֽךְ to bless 1
תְּבֹרַךְ֙ to bless 1
וַיְבָרֲכ֥וּ to bless 1
וַיְבָרֲכֵֽם to bless 1
וַֽיְבָרְכֵ֖ם to bless 1
בֵּֽרְכַ֥נִי to bless 1
בֵרֲכ֣וּנִי to bless 1
בֵּרַ֛ךְ to bless 1
בֵּרַ֥כְתָּ to bless 1
מְבֹרָֽךְ to bless 1
בָרֽוּךְ to bless 1
בְּרוּכֵ֤י to bless 1
וַאֲבָרְכֵ֖הוּ to bless 1
וַיְבָ֨רֲכֵ֜ם to bless 1
εὐλογημένοι to praise 1
וַיְבָרֲכֵ֥נִי to bless 1
וְנִבְרֲכ֥וּ to bless 1
בְּבָרֲכ֣וֹ to bless 1
בֵרַ֣ךְ to bless 1
؟ וָאֲבָרֲכֵ֑הוּ to bless 1
בָר֖וּךְ to bless 1
בֵּרַ֣כְתָּ to bless 1
וּבֵרֵ֖ךְ to bless 1
בָּ֤ר֣וּךְ to bless 1
בְרָכ֣וֹת blessing. / (source of) blessing. / blessing 1
לִבְרָכָ֑ה blessing. / (source of) blessing. / blessing 1
בָּרְכֵ֔ת to bless 1
בְּרִ֤יךְ to bless 1
מְבָרַ֔ךְ to bless 1
בָּרִ֖ךְ to bless 1
בְּרוּכָ֨ה to bless 1
וּבָר֤וּךְ ׀ to bless 1
בָּר֤וּךְ ׀ to bless 1
וְיִתְבָּ֥רְכוּ to bless 1
מְ֭בֹרָכָיו to bless 1
בָר֔וּךְ to bless 1
בֵּרַ֖ךְ to bless 1
יְבֹ֥רַךְ to bless 1
בֵּ֝רַֽכְנוּכֶ֗ם to bless 1
בְּרוּכִ֣ים to bless 1
מְבֹרָ֑ךְ to bless 1
יְבֹרָֽךְ to bless 1
בָּר֤וּךְ־ to bless 1
בָר֑וּךְ to bless 1
יְבֹרָ֑ךְ to bless 1
תְבֹרָֽךְ to bless 1
εὐλογοῦνται to praise 1
בָּרֽוּךְ to bless 1
בְּר֥וּךְ to bless 1
וַֽיְבָרֲכֵ֑הוּ to bless 1
[וְאֻשַּׁ֣ר] to go straight 1
וַֽיְבָרֲכוּ֙ to bless 1
בֵּרֲכ֣וּ to bless 1
וּבְרוּכָ֣ה to bless 1
μακαριωτέρα blessed 1
בְּרוּכִ֥ים to bless 1
μακαρίαν blessed 1
μακαρίου blessed 1
אִשְּׁר֖וּנִי to go straight 1
וַֽתְּאַשְּׁרֵ֑נִי to go straight 1
וַֽיְאַשְּׁר֑וּהָ to go straight 1
יְאַשְּׁרֽוּהוּ to go straight 1
μακάριαι blessed 1
וַֽיְאַשְּׁר֔וּהָ to go straight 1
בֵרֲכ֖וֹ to bless 1
וּמְבֹרָ֖ךְ to bless 1
וְאִשְּׁר֥וּ to go straight 1
מְאַשְּׁרִ֣ים to go straight 1
אַשְׁרֶ֨יךָ happiness 1
אַשְׁרֵ֣יךְ happiness 1
אַ֝שְׁרֵ֗י happiness 1
אַשְׁרֵ֗י happiness 1
אַשְׁרֵיכֶ֕ם happiness 1
אַשְׁרֵי־ happiness 1
וַֽיְבָרֲכֵֽהוּ to bless 1
בָּרוּךְ֙ to bless 1
וַֽיְבָרְכֵֽהוּ to bless 1
וְנִבְרְכ֣וּ to bless 1
אַ֥שְֽׁרֵי־ happiness 1
וַֽיְבָרֲכֵ֖הוּ to bless 1
וַיְבָרֲכ֤וּ to bless 1
וָאֲבָרֵ֗ךְ to bless 1
בְּר֣וּךְ to bless 1
εὐλόγηκεν to praise 1
וְנִ֨בְרְכוּ to bless 1
בֵּרַ֣כְתִּי to bless 1
וּבָרוּךְ֙ to bless 1
εὐλογεῖται to praise 1
εὐλογητοῦ blessed 1
וַיְבָ֣רֲכֵ֔הוּ to bless 1
μακαριοῦσίν to pronounce blessed. 1
מְבֹרֶ֥כֶת to bless 1
μακαρίζομεν to pronounce blessed. 1
בָּר֧וּךְ to bless 1
μακάριόν blessed 1
בֵּֽרַכְךָ֗ to bless 1
בֵּרַכְךָ֛ to bless 1
יְבָרֶכְךָ֖ to bless 1
⧼εὐλογημένη to praise 1
יְבֹרַ֥ךְ to bless 1
בְּרֻכִ֤ים to bless 1
לִבְרָכָֽה blessing. / (source of) blessing. / blessing 1

Definitions Related to blessed

G3107


   1 blessed, happy.
   

H1288


   1 to bless, kneel.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to kneel.
         1a2 to bless.
      1b (Niphal) to be blessed, bless oneself.
      1c (Piel) to bless.
      1d (Pual) to be blessed, be adored.
      1e (Hiphil) to cause to kneel.
      1f (Hithpael) to bless oneself.
   2 (TWOT) to praise, salute, curse.
   

H835


   1 happiness, blessedness.
      1a often used as interjection.
      1b blessed are.
      

G2127


   1 to praise, celebrate with praises.
   2 to invoke blessings.
   3 to consecrate a thing with solemn prayers.
      3a to ask God’s blessing on a thing.
      3b pray God to bless it to one’s use.
      3c pronounce a consecratory blessing on.
   4 of God.
      4a to cause to prosper, to make happy, to bestow blessings on.
      4b favoured of God, blessed.
      

G2128


   1 blessed, praised.
   

G1757


   1 to confer benefits on, to bless.
   

H833


   1 to go straight, walk, go on, advance, make progress.
      1a (Qal) to go straight on, make progress.
      1b (Piel).
         1b1 to go straight on, advance.
         1b2 to lead on (causative).
         1b3 to set right, righten.
         1b4 to pronounce happy, call blessed.
      1c (Pual).
         1c1 to be advanced, be led on.
         1c2 to be made happy, be blessed.
         

G3106


   1 to pronounce blessed.
   

H1293


   1 blessing.
   2 (source of) blessing.
   3 blessing, prosperity.
   4 blessing, praise of God.
   5 a gift, present.
   6 treaty of peace.
   [2]

H1289


   1 to bless, kneel.
      1a (P’al).
         1a1 kneeling (participle).
         1a2 to be blessed.
      1b (Pael) to bless, praise.
      

Frequency of blessed (original languages)

Frequency of blessed (English)

Dictionary

1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Feast of the Nativity of the blessed Virgin Mary
Also known as Nativité di Maria Vergine
Memorial September 8,
About the Feast Probably originated after the Council of Ephesus in 431, which established her right to the title of "Mother of God." It was first mentioned in a hymn composed by Saint Romanus, an ecclesiastical lyrist of the Greek Church; adopted by the Roman Church in the 17th century.
Patronage Alzano Scrivia, Italy
Belfiore, Italy
Belforte Monferrato, Italy
Bergamasco, Italy
Casasco, Italy
chefs
Citta Invicta, Malta
coffee house keepers
coffee house owners
cooks
distillers
drapers
fish dealers
fishmongers
Fornalutx, Spain
Fresonara, Italy
gold workers
goldsmiths
Loreto, Italy
needle makers
pin makers
potters
restauranteurs
Senglea, Malta
silk workers
silver workers
silversmiths
tile makers
Additional Information Goffine's Devout Instructions.
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1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Nativity of the blessed Virgin Mary, Feast of the
Also known as Nativité di Maria Vergine
Memorial September 8,
About the Feast Probably originated after the Council of Ephesus in 431, which established her right to the title of "Mother of God." It was first mentioned in a hymn composed by Saint Romanus, an ecclesiastical lyrist of the Greek Church; adopted by the Roman Church in the 17th century.
Patronage Alzano Scrivia, Italy
Belfiore, Italy
Belforte Monferrato, Italy
Bergamasco, Italy
Casasco, Italy
chefs
Citta Invicta, Malta
coffee house keepers
coffee house owners
cooks
distillers
drapers
fish dealers
fishmongers
Fornalutx, Spain
Fresonara, Italy
gold workers
goldsmiths
Loreto, Italy
needle makers
pin makers
potters
restauranteurs
Senglea, Malta
silk workers
silver workers
silversmiths
tile makers
Additional Information Goffine's Devout Instructions.
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1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Foligno, Angela of, blessed
(1248-1309) Penitent and mystical writer, born Foligno, Italy; died there. She was a worldly and frail woman who, after her conversion, established a community at Foligno of the Third Order of Saint Francis. Her "Book of Visions and Instructions" record the history of her conversion. She is represented being invited by Our Lord to receive Holy Commumion; and chaining the devil. Relics in church of Saint Francis, Foligno. Feast, Franciscan Calendar, January 4,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Dotti, Andrew, blessed
(1256-1315) Born and died Borgo San Sepolcro, Italy. Of noble parentage, he entered the Servite Order, 1278, was ordained to the priesthood, and occupied various positions of honor in the order. His zeal manifested itself principally in preaching and penance, visions were vouchsafed to him, and he worked many duly authenticared miracles. Feast, September 3,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Bernadette Soubirous, blessed
(1844-1879) Virgin, born Lourdes, France; died Nevers, France. When only 14 years of age she witnessed 18 apparitions of Our Lady at Lourdes, instructing her to make known to the world the miraculous healing powers which the Blessed Virgin would give to the waters there by her presence. In 1866 Bernadette joined the Sisters of Charity at Nevers and in 1878 took her perpetual vows. Beatified, 1925. Feast, in the dioceses of Nevers, Tarbes, and Lourdes, and in the chapels of the Sisters of Charity, May 12,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Fortescue, Adrian, blessed
(c.1476-1539) Martyr. Knight of Saint John, one of the Fortescues of Salden, Devonshire, and a relative of Anne Boleyn. He was martyred by Henry VIII.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Novellus, Augustine, blessed
(Matteo de' Termini) General of the Hermits of Saint Augustine, born Termini, Sicily; died San Leonardo, near Siena, Italy, 1309. He filled various civiloffices, and was appointed chancellor by King Manfred of Sicily, whom he accompanied in his war against Charles of Anjou. He then became an Augustinian monk, and later general of the order, which post he resigned for a life of retirement and prayer. The title Novellus (Latin: new) was a tribute to his virtue and learning. Feast, May 19,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - New Fire, blessed of
A ceremony of Holy Saturday. It takes place at the door of the church, probably because in ancient times it was necessary to use flint and tinder, producing smoke, or because a burning-glass was used. The new fire is carried to the altar in a procession, and the branches of a triple candle are lighted from it, and later the paschal candle.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Little Office of blessed Virgin Mary
A form of prayer in honor of the Blessed Virgin, in structure resembling the Divine Office and consisting of the same elements, but in a shortened form. In origin it is a monastic practise, generally attributed to Saint Peter Damian (11th century). In the 12th century it became a supplement of the Roman Breviary and was frequently recited. It was modified by Pius V in the 16th century and, instead of a supplementary office, became the office of the day for certain Saturdays, for those bound to the recitation of the Roman Breviary. The Little Office, as distinct from the Office of the Blessed Virgin for Saturdays, is recited in choir by many religious communities of women, and as a private devotional practise, its use is widespread.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Joys of the blessed Virgin Mary
A pious devotion to commemorate particular joyous events in the life of Our Blessed Lady. At first there were five occasions of her joy commemorated. Present practise commemorates seven: the Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity of Christ, Adoration by the Magi, Finding in the Temple, Resurrection, and Assumption. Originating in the Middle Ages, this devotion was popular in old Catholic England. The Franciscans have propagated it through their Rosary or beads of the Seven Joys. There are several, minor feasts under this title, one on the Monday after Low Sunday.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Palms, blessed
A sacramental of the Church, blessed and distributed to the faithful on Palm Sunday, to bring to mind the triumphal entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem, when He was met by a multi- tude bearing palms. Their use originated in the "miracle plays" of the early Middle Ages, and they are mentioned by the Venerable Bede, c700 The most suitable palm is the Oriental date-palm, when procurable. In the United States the southern palmetto is largely used, but any other kind of branches may be used if some species of palm cannot be obtained. The palms are blessed before the principal Mass on Palm Sunday, with a long blessing which includes a beautiful Preface. They are then distributed to the people, who should hold them during the reading of the Passion of Our Lord, and they should be preserved reverently at home.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Most blessed Trinity, Scapular of the
A white scapular with a red and blue cross. Badge of the Confraternity of the Most Blessed Trinity. Said to have originated in a vision vouchsafed to Pope Innocent II in 1198 in which an angel garbed in these colors appeared to him and directed him to approve the Order of the Most Blessed Trinity for the redemption of captives. Each person who joins the Confraternity of the Blessed Trinity must be invested with this scapular and must constantly wear it. The indulgences of this confraternity were last approved by a Decree of the Congregation of Indulgences of August 13, 1899. The General of the Trinitarians may communicate to other priests the faculty of receiving into the confraternity and of blessing and investing with the scapular.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Maurus, Rabanus, blessed
Also spelled Rhabanus, or Hrabanus. Archbishop of Mainz, German Born in Mainz, Germany, c.780;died at Winkel, German in 856. He joined the Benedictines at Fulda, became a pupil of Saint Alcuin at Tours, and returning to Fulda, taught there and became principal of the school. In 814 he was ordained and in 822 was made abbot of the monastery. His rule was distinguished by material, intellectual, and spiritual progress. His resignation was probably forced by King Louis the German, whom he had opposed in favor of Lothair. Rabanus became Archbishop of Mainz in 847. During his episcopacy he held three important synods. He left commentaries on the Scriptures, a martyrology, and other religious works. His relics were lost at Halle during the Reformation. Feast, February 4,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Devotion to the blessed Sacrament
Among, the various devotions to the Blessed Sacrament may be mentioned:
Adoration, Perpetual
Benediction
Exposition
Forty Hours, and
Visits to the Blessed Sacrament
each of which is treated under its own article in this document.
Amongst the most beautiful and inspiring of devotions to the Blessed Sacrament are processions in which the Blessed Sacrament is borne along the line of march by the priest. These processions are time-old and not at all unusual. The cross-bearer leads, flanked by two acolytes bearing lighted torches, followed by a line of servers in cassocks and surplices and by troops of boys and girls in white, some of them strewing flowers in the path of the celebrant bearing the Sacred Host, as he follows at the head of the line. The usual route of these processions is around the church beginning at the high altar, following down the middle aisle, up the aisle on the Gospel side and around by the Epistle side, up again through the middle aisle back to the altar. Benediction is given at the conclusion of the services. Corpus Christi processions are usually in the open grounds or fields (see Corpus Christi). The hymn chanted during the procession, the "Pange Lingua," has special reference to "the Blessed Sacrament.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Joseph Cottolengo, blessed
Born Bra, Italy, 1786; died Chieri, 1842. He became a canon of the Church of Corpus Christi at Turin, where, in imitation of Saint Vincent de Paul, he worked among the poor and sick, and completed the Casa della Providenza, a group of hospitals and asylums with accommodation for 7000 patients. In connection with this work he established houses of the Sisters of Saint Vincent de Paul, of Saint Thais, of Carmel, of Suffrage, of Mary of the Seven Dolors, of the Good Shepherd, of Brothers of Saint Vincent de Paul, of Hermits of Gassin, and of Fathers of the Holy Trinity. The Blessed Virgin appeared to him twice. Beatified, 1917. Feast, at Alba Pompea, O.F.M., and at Turin, April 30,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Joseph, Hermann, blessed
Born Cologne, Germany, 1150; died Hoven, 1241. At a very early age, Hermann had a tender devotion to the Blessed Virgin. Entering the monastery of the Premonstratensian Canons at Steinfeld (1162) he was ordained and appointed chaplain of the Cistercian nuns at Hoven. He soon became known by the name of Joseph, which the Blessed Virgin, calling him her chaplain and spouse, bestowed on him. Represented in art, offering an apple to the statue of the Virgin and Child. The cause of his canonization was begun, 1626, but interrupted. Relics at Steinfeld, Cologne, and Antwerp. Feast, April 7,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Bernardine of Feltre, blessed
Born Feltre, Italy, 1439; died Pavia, Italy, 1494. Joining the Franciscans in 1456, he was ordained a priest, 1463, taught in Franciscan schools, and began his missionary labors throughout the larger cities of Italy. He was superior of the province of Venice, 1483-1484. He is best known as the reorganizer of the charitable lending-houses, called montes pietatis. Emblem: a green hill of three mounds, with a cross on each. Relics at Pavia. Feast, Order of Friars Minor, September 28,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Francis Clet, blessed
Born Grenoble, France, 1748; died Au-tshung-fu, China, 1820. Director of the internal seminary at mother-house of the Congregation of the Lazarists in Paris, he asked to be sent to China after the community had been disbanded by the Revolutionists. He was assigned, in 1791, to Kiang-Si, then to Hou Kouang where he labored ulltil he was martyred. Beatified, 1900. Feast, February 27,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Marie de l'Incarnation, blessed
Born Tours, France, 1599; died Quebec, Canada, 1672. Married at seventeen, she was left a widow two years later, with a son Claude, afterwards a Benedictine. She entered the Ursuline Order, c.1629,and introduced that institute into Canada, 1639, where she spent 33 years instructing Indian children. Feast, February 27,. See also: patron saints index.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Faber, Peter, blessed
Born Villaret, Savoy, 1506; died Rome, Italy, 1546. In 1525 he went to Paris and entered Saint-Barbe College, where he was a classmate and intimate friend of Saint Francis Xavier and where he met Saint Ignatius Loyola. He was ordained priest in 1534 and soon after joined the small band headed by Ignatius. He assisted at the diets of Worms and Ratisbon, and preached in Parma, Speyer, Mainz, Cologne, and Savoy, counteracting the influence of Lutheranism and reforming the decadent condition of Catholicism in those places. Part of his diary extant shows that he had an extraordinory devotion to the Angels. Beatified on September 5, 1872. Feast, in Jesuit churches, August 8,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - John of Avila, blessed
Confessor, apostolic preacher of Andalusia, born Almodovar del Campo, Spain, 1500; died Montilla, 1569. He studied law at Salamanca, but through motives of piety gave it up to study theology at Alcala. Impressed with John's extraordinary sanctity the Archbishop of Seville induced him to become apostolic preacher. During John's apostolate of forty years he attracted by his preaching and by his saintly life notable disciples, as Saint Theresa, Saint John of God, and Saint Francis Borgia, and spread the power of the Jesuits throughout Spain. His best known works are "Audi Fili," a tract on Christian perfection, and his "Spiritual Letters." Beatified 1894, canonized 1970. Feast, May 10,. See also, patron saints index.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Didacus, blessed
Confessor, Capuchin missionary, born Cadiz, 1743; died 1801. He was received into the Capuchin Order in Seville, 1759, and labored as a missionary throughout Spain, but chiefly in Andalusia. Known as "the Apostle of the Blessed Trinity and of Our Lady, the Mother of the Good Shepherd," he spent most of his time in the confessional. Beatified, 1894. Feast, March 24,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Diego, blessed
Confessor, Capuchin missionary, born Cadiz, 1743; died 1801. He was received into the Capuchin Order in Seville, 1759, and labored as a missionary throughout Spain, but chiefly in Andalusia. Known as "the Apostle of the Blessed Trinity and of Our Lady, the Mother of the Good Shepherd," he spent most of his time in the confessional. Beatified, 1894. Feast, March 24,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Henry Suso, blessed
Confessor, Dominican mystic, born Constance, Germany, c.1295;died Ulm, 1366. He studied at Cologne under Eckhart the celebrated mystic. From his eighteenth year his life was dominated by a burning love for the Eternal Wisdom. Though an esteemed preacher his great work was as a spiritual director, his influence being particularly noticeable in the convents of KatherinenthaI and Toss. His "Little Book of Eternal Wisdom" is a most beautiful fruit of German mysticism. For centuries his works influenced spiritual writers and have contributed much to the formation of German prose. Represented with the Holy Name on his chest. Cult approved, 1831. Feast, March 2,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - John Colombini, blessed
Confessor, founder of the Jesuats, born Siena, Italy, 1300; died on the way to Acquapendente, 1367. He belonged to an old patrician family and his wealth enabled him to hold a position of great prominence and influence, but his married life was marred by his avarice, ambition, and proneness to anger. After a passionate outburst he was converted by reading the Life of Saint Mary of Egypt. Thereafter he was distinguished for humility, meekness, and liberality to the poor, culminating in his dividing among them all his possessions. With Francis Mini he established a society of laymen for the practise of charity, based at first upon the Rule of Saint Benedict, later on the Rule of Saint Augustine, and called Jesuats. Many miracles occurred at his tomb. He is represented caring for the sick, and grinding down the riches of the earth beneath his feet. Feast, July 31,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - John Ruysbroeck, blessed
Confessor, greatest Flemish mystic, prior of Groenendael, born Ruysbroeck, near Brussels, 1293; died Groenendael, 1381. With his uncle John Hinkaert and Francis van Coudenberg, both canons of Saint Gudule's, Brussels, retired to a hermitage at Groenendael in 1343; this was erected into a community of canons regular in 1349. He led a life of extreme austerity, became famous as a sublime contemplative, and skilled director of souls, and was called the Admirable Doctor and the Divine Doctor. His most characteristic treatise on mystical life is "The Spiritual Espousals."
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Ferdinand, blessed
Confessor, Prince of Portugal, born Santarem, Portugal, 1402; died Fez, Morocco, 1443. He was the son of King John I of Portugal, and from his youth led a life of sanctity at court, reciting the canonical hours daily and devoting himself to the poor. Though not a cleric, he was so highly esteemed that Eugene IV offered him the cardinalate, which he declined. In 1437, with his brother Henry, he commanded an expedition to Morocco against the Moors. The Portuguese were defeated at Tangiers, and Ferdinand offered himself as a hostage to secure the cession of Ceuta to the Moors. The Cortes, however, declined to surrender Ceuta, and offered to ransom Ferdinand. The Moors refused and Ferdinand was flung into a dungeon at Fez, where after five years of insult and torture, borne patiently, he died. Calderon has made him the hero of his drama, "El Principe Constante." Beatified, 1470. Body in the royal crypt at Batalha. Feast, June 5,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Institute of the blessed Virgin Mary
Founded by Mary Ward at Rome, 1633; reconstituted from her first congregation suppressed in 1630. Pioneers of the unenclosed orders for women, the founder and her companions met with little encouragement before Pope Clement XI approved their Rule, that of Saint Ignatius, in 1703, when they numbered six foundations. The work of the Institute is educational (primary, secondary, and university), principally for girls. Owing to the variety of names and the independence of branches and houses, the essential unity of the Institute is not readily recognized, e.g., the Irish branch of Loretto Nuns, founded from the York establishment in 1822, has its own mother-house at Rathfarnham and special constitutions approved by the Holy See. The several generalates into which the Institute has been split up are those of Bavaria, Austria, Mainz, Ireland, and Toronto (Canada). The institute has 228 houses, including training colleges, boarding and day schools, technical schools, an institute for the deaf and dumb, and orphanages in England, Ireland, Germany, Rumania, Hungary, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Spain, Africa, India, Australia, the United States, and Canada.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Junipero Serra, blessed
Franciscan missionary to southwestern North America. Born on November 24, 1713 at Petra, Spanish Majorca as Miguel Jose Serra; died on August 28, 1784 of tuberculosis at Mission San Carlos, Monterey, California. Joined missionary college of San Fernando, Mexico, in 1749, and became famous as a fervent preacher, making long journeys on foot, though suffering much from lameness. In 1767 he was appointed superior of the Franciscan missions in Lower California, and in 1769 founded the first mission in Upper California. Difficulties with the military governor compelled Serra to appeal to the viceroy, who decided in his favor. In 1778 the faculty of administering Confirmation was granted. His principal writings are the Representacion, drawn up by the order of the viceroy; his Diario, and many letters. Beatified on September 25, 1988 by Pope John Paul II. Feast, July 1,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Odoric of Pordenone, blessed
Franciscan missionary; born Villanova near Pordenone, Friuli, Italy, 1286; died Udine, Italy, 1331. On his way to China, 1318, as a missionary, he passed through Persia, Java, and Ceylon, and on his return was the first European to penetrate the capital of the Dalai-Lama. For a long time doubt was expressed regarding the veracity of his travels, for he accepted so many fabulous stories, but Mandeville's plagiarisms from them were extremely popular in the Middle Ages, and were used as a manual by the geographers of that period.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Isaac Jogues, blessed
Jesuit martyr. Born in 1607 in Orleans, France; died in 1646 at Auriesville, New York. In 1624 he became a member of the Society of Jesus. He traveled to Canada in 1636, and spent six years in the lake region, visited the Petuns with Father Garnier, and journeyed as far as Sault Sainte Marie. Captured while returning to Quebec, he spent thirteen months in slavery, until he was rescued by the Dutch and brought back to France. He traveled to Rome where he was granted the privilege of saying Mass by Pope Urban VIII, this having been made canonically impossible because his hands had been mutilated, two fingers having been burnt off. In 1644 he returned to Canada, and in 1646 visited Auriesville to negotiate peace with the Iroquois. He was the first Catholic priest to come to Manhattan Island. Returning to the Iroquois a third time, he was seized at Lake George and, believed by them to be a sorcerer, was tortured, and decapitated. Beatified in 1925; canonized in 1930. Feast, Roman Calendar, September 26,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Alexander Briant, blessed
Jesuit martyr. Born Somersetshire, England, c.1556;died Tyburn, England, 1581. A pupil of Father Persons at Oxford, he was ordained at Rheims, assigned to the English Mission, arrested, and executed after frightful tortures.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Kirkman, Richard, blessed
Martyr Born in Addingham, Yorkshire, England; died in 1582 at York, England. He was ordained at Douai, and sent on the English mission in 1578. Arrested near Wakefield in 1582, he was tried for treason, convicted, and hanged. Beatified in 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - John Sarkander, blessed
Martyr of the seal of confession, born Skotschau, Austrian Silesia, 1576; died Olmütz, 1620. He received his degree of master of philosophy at Prague, 1603, and was ordained, 1607. He was at Holleschau, formerly belonging to the Bohemian Brethren, now a Jesuit College, when Moravia was invaded by the Polish troops, and induced them to spare the college. The Protestants, therefore, accused him of bringing the enemy into the country, put him on trial, and tortured him when he refused to reveal what Lobkowitz, the governor of Moravia, had confessed to him. He died in prison. Beatified in 1860. Relics in the Cathedral of Olmütz.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Imbert, Lawrence Mary Joseph, blessed
Martyr, Bishop of Korea, born Calais, 1797; died Korea, 1839. He entered the Foreign Mission Seminary at Paris, 1818, and was ordained a priest of the Society of Foreign Missions of Paris, the following year. Selected for the Chinese mission, the Province Szechuan was the first scene of his apostolic labors. In 1836 he was consecrated Bishop of Korea, where he spent the remainder of his life with his two companions, Father Chastan and Father Maubant. These three devoted themselves entirely to the evangelization of the heathen until 1839, when they gave themselves up to the government, were cast into prison, and beheaded on September 21, of that year. Their bodies remained exposed for several days but were finally buried on Mountain Noku. Beatification, 1857. Feast, Jesuit calendar, June 10,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - John Storey, blessed
Martyr, born 1504, died Tyburn, England, 1571. He was president of Broadgates Hall, now Pembroke College. Entering Parliament in 1547 he was imprisoned for opposing the Bill of Uniformity. He went to Louvain, but returned in 1553, and became chancellor to Bishop Bonner. Once more in Parliament, he was again imprisoned, this time for opposing the Bill of Supremacy. He fled to Antwerp, was arrested there, brought to England, and put to death in the Tower, for his faith. Beatified, 1886.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - John Story, blessed
Martyr, born 1504, died Tyburn, England, 1571. He was president of Broadgates Hall, now Pembroke College. Entering Parliament in 1547 he was imprisoned for opposing the Bill of Uniformity. He went to Louvain, but returned in 1553, and became chancellor to Bishop Bonner. Once more in Parliament, he was again imprisoned, this time for opposing the Bill of Supremacy. He fled to Antwerp, was arrested there, brought to England, and put to death in the Tower, for his faith. Beatified, 1886.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - John Shert, blessed
Martyr, born Cheshire, England; died Tyburn, England, 1582. He was educated at Oxford (B.A., Brasenose), taught school in London, was ordained at Rome, and was sent to the English mission. He was executed with Blessed Thomas Ford. Beatified, 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Lalande, John, blessed
Martyr, born Dieppe, France; died Auriesville, New York, 1646. As a layman he labored with the Jesuit missionaries in North America, and suffered martyrdom with Blessed Isaac Jogues. Beatified, 1925.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - John Payne, blessed
Martyr, born diocese of Peterborough; died Chelmsford, England, 1582. Educated at Douai, he was ordained priest in 1576 and went on the English mission the next year. In 1581 he was arrested in Warwickshire, tortured, and put to death. Beatified, 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Faringdon, Hugh, blessed
Martyr, born Faringdon, Berkshire, England; died Reading, England, 1539. Although he was usually called Faringdon, he bore the arms of Cook of Kent. Elected abbot of Reading, 1520, he enjoyed the special favor and friendship of Henry VIII. He served as a royal chaplain, sat in Parliament, and sang the requiem and dirge for Queen Jane Seymour. Refusing to surrender his abbey, he was accused of high treason and put to death with the priests, John Rugg and John Eynon. Beatified, 1895.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - John de Britto, blessed
Martyr, born Lisbon, Portugal, 1647; died Oreiour, India, 1693. A Jesuit missionary in Madura, India, he was expelled from the country and returned to Portugal 1688, as deputy to the triennial Congregation of Procurators. Refusing the Archbishopric of Cranganore, he returned to India, 1691. A repudiated wife of a converted Maravese prince began a general persecution, and John was martyred. Beatified, 1853.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - John Cornay, blessed
Martyr, born Loudun, France, 1809; died Sontai, Indo-China, 1837. He joined the Society of Foreign Missions of Paris, and was ordained 1834. Sent to China, Father Cornay was placed in charge of the parish of Bauno in Tonkin. In 1837 he was seized, placed in a cage, and carried to Sontai. Here he suffered severe torture for promulgating the Christian religion. Finally on September 20, he was decapitated and his hands and feet cut off. His body was temporarily buried near the place of execution; after three years exposure his head was secured by some Christians, and his entire remains later received honorable burial in the Christian parish of Schioung. Beatified, 1900.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Francis Gagelin, blessed
Martyr, born Montperreux, France, 1797; died Hue, Indo-China, 1833. He entered the Grand Seminary at Besancon in 1817, and from there went to the Seminary for Foreign Missions at Paris. In 1818 he embarked for Coohin-China, where, four years later, he became a member of the Society of Foreign Missions of Paris. Appointed vicar-general and assigned to Central Tonkin, Father Gagelin labored with the same zeal for souls he had shown in Coohin. After a decree of persecution he gave himself up at Bongson. Taken to Hue, the capital, he was put in chains and strangled to death, October 17, 1833. His remains were buried at the Christian village of Phukam, but in 1846 they were transferred to the Paris Seminary. Beatified, 1900.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Everard Hanse, blessed
Martyr, born Northamptonshire, England; died Tyburn, England, 1581He was educated at Cambridge, and after exercising the Anglican ministry was converted and ordained at Rheims. Shortly afterward he was captured in the Marshalsea prison while visiting Catholic prisoners. He was found guilty of "persuading" others to join the Catholic faith, and executed.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Kirby, Luke, blessed
Martyr, born northern England, c.1549;died Tyburn, England, 1581. He was educated at Cambridge, entered Douai College, 1576, and was ordained at Cambrai, 1577. Arriving in England, he was arrested, imprisoned, tortured, and hanged. Beatified, 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Francis Jaccard, blessed
Martyr, born Onnion, France, 1799; died Tonkin, Indo-China, 1838. He began his studies at the seminary at Melan, from there went to Chambery, 1819, and finally joined the Society of Foreign Missions of Paris. Assigned to the Cochin-China missions, he set out in 1824, and arrived at Macao the following year. From here he journeyed to Tonkin where he undertook his apostolic labors. Summoned to the court of Min-Menh to translate the manuscript of a French philosopher, his proficiency caused the king to order Father Jaccard to settle in the neighborhood of the court for future service. Shortly afterward he was brought to trial, accused of preaching the Christian religion and of leading a band of Christians to usurp the property of their heathen brethren. Sentenced to death, he was pardoned because of his skill as translator, but was again seized, tortured, and strangled to death, September 21, 1838. His body was buried near Tonkin by some Christians, but was later removed to the Seminary for Foreign Missions, Paris. Beatified, 1900.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Forest, John, blessed
Martyr, born Oxford, England, 1471; died 1538. He was a Franciscan friar who became chaplain and confessor to Catherine of Aragon and from the first resolutely opposed the divorce. He was burned at Smithfield, the fire being fed with fragments of an enormous wooden statue of Saint Derfel Gadarn which from time immemorial had been venerated in Wales and concerning which there was an old saying that it would one day burn a forest. Beatified, 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Lalemant, Gabriel, blessed
Martyr, born Paris, France, 1610; died Huron country, Canada, 1649. He entered the Society of Jesus, 1630. In 1646 he came to Canada as assistant to Blessed John de Brebeuf with whom he suffered a horrible martyrdom at the hands of the savages. Beatified, June 21, 1925.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Joseph Marchand, blessed
Martyr, born Passavant, France, 1803; died Cochin, China, 1835. He entered the seminary at Orsan, 1821, was transferred to Besançon, and was ordained a priest of the Society of Foreign Missions of Paris. Appointed to Cochin China he reached the field of his Apostolic labors, 1830. After two years in that country, he was offered the position of head of the Foreign Mission Seminary at Paris. He declined this offer, and for his disinterested zeal received a larger district in the province of Binh-Thuean. In 1833 a decree was issued for the arrest of all European missionaries. Father Marchand was made prisoner and taken to Saigon, where he was held for 18 months. Saigon was besieged 1835, Father Marchand was put in chains, and accused of high treason. He was conducted in a cage of Hue, tortured with hot pincers, and finally brought to the Christian village of Thoduck, and; cut into pieces. His dead body was chopped up and thrown into the sea; his head, after three days' exposure, was treated in the same way. Beatification, 1900.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Marchand, Joseph, blessed
Martyr, born Passavant, France, 1803; died Cochin, China, 1835. He entered the seminary at Orsan, 1821, was transferred to Besançon, and was ordained a priest of the Society of Foreign Missions of Paris. Appointed to Cochin China he reached the field of his Apostolic labors, 1830. After two years in that country, he was offered the position of head of the Foreign Mission Seminary at Paris. He declined this offer, and for his disinterested zeal received a larger district in the province of Binh-Thuean. In 1833 a decree was issued for the arrest of all European missionaries. Father Marchand was made prisoner and taken to Saigon, where he was held for 18 months. Saigon was besieged 1835, Father Marchand was put in chains, and accused of high treason. He was conducted in a cage of Hue, tortured with hot pincers, and finally brought to the Christian village of Thoduck, and; cut into pieces. His dead body was chopped up and thrown into the sea; his head, after three days' exposure, was treated in the same way. Beatification, 1900.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - John Rochester, blessed
Martyr, born probably Terling, Essex, England, c.1498;died York, England, 1537. He was a choir monk in the Charterhouse of London. He was hanged for opposing the new doctrine of royal supremacy. Beatified, 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - John Bonnard, blessed
Martyr, born Saint Christot, France, 1824; died West Tonkin, Indo-China, 1852. He entered the seminary at Aix, later studied at Lyons, and joined the Society of Foreign Missions of Paris, being ordained priest, 1848. Two months after his ordination Father Bonnard went to Hong Kong, and in May 1850, he arrived at Tonkin, the field of his future apostolic labors. He was appointed to the districts of Kebang and Ketrinh. In 1852 he was arrested at Boasujan, taken to Nadinh, and put in chains. After several examinations he was finally beheaded, May 1, 1852. His blood-covered garments, links of his chain, and his hair and beard were kept by the heathen soldiers and later sold to the Christians. His body was thrown into the river but immediately recovered by the Christians and placed in the college of Vinhtri. Beatified, 1900.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - John Nelson, blessed
Martyr, born Skelton, England, 1534; died Tyburn, England, 1577. He went to Douai, was ordained priest by the Archbishop of Cambrai in 1576 and the next year was sent on the English mission, his labors being centered at London. He was arrested, and committed to Newgate as a suspected Papist, tried for treason, and hanged. Beatified, 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Nelson, John, blessed
Martyr, born Skelton, England, 1534; died Tyburn, England, 1577. He went to Douai, was ordained priest by the Archbishop of Cambrai in 1576 and the next year was sent on the English mission, his labors being centered at London. He was arrested, and committed to Newgate as a suspected Papist, tried for treason, and hanged. Beatified, 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Mayne, Cuthbert, blessed
Martyr, born Youlston, Devonshire, England, c.1543;died Launceston, 1577. He was ordained a Protestant minister, 1562, and went to Saint John's College, Oxford (M.A., 1570), where his intimacy with Blessed Edmund Campion and other Catholics made it necessary for him to flee from England. Having become a Catholic, 1573, he was ordained at Douai, 1575, and returned to the English mission in Cornwall. A year later he was arrested by the sheriff, Grenville, who was knighted in consequence. Convicted of high treason under the statute of Elizabeth, he was executed, November 29,. Relics at the Carmelite Convent, Lanherne, Cornwall. Feast, at Liverpool, Hexham, Plymouth, Salford, and in the Brigittine Order, November 29,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Fisher, John, blessed
Martyr, Cardinal and Bishop of Rochester, born Beverly, Yorkshire, England, 1459; died Tyburn, England, 1535. He received his degree of B.A. from Cambridge, 1487, and his M.A. in 1491. He occupied the vicarage of Northallerton, 1491-1494, when he became a proctor of Cambridge University. In 1497 he was appointed confessor to Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby, mother of Henry VII. Consecrated Bishop of Rochester, 1504, he served as chancellor of Cambridge and tutor of Prince Henry (Henry VIII). He opposed Henry in his divorce proceedings against Catherine, and resisted the encroachment of the king on the Church. Refusing to take the oath of succession which acknowledged the issue of Henry and Anne as legitimate heirs to the throne, he was sent to the Tower, 1534. In 1535 he was created cardinal by Pope Paul III. Henry retaliated by having him beheaded. His works consist chiefly of ascetical and controversial treatises. Relics in Saint Peter's Church in the Tower. Beatified, 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Margaret Pole, blessed
Martyr, Countess of Salisbury, born Castle Farley, near Bath, England, 1473;died East Smithfield Green, 1541. She was the daughter of George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence, niece of King Edward VI, and wife of Sir Richard Pole (1491), to whom she bore five children, one, Reginald, becoming Cardinal and Archbishop of Canterbury. She was sponsor for Henry VIII's daughter, Mary, and afterwards her governess. At a later period the Poles incurred the enmity of Henry because of their fidelity to Catholicity. Margaret was arrested in 1538, and after a long period of ill-treatmentin the Tower, was beheaded. Beatified, 1888. Feast, May 28,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - John Stone, blessed
Martyr, died at the Dane-John, Canterbury, England, 1539. He was an Austin Friar of Canterbury and a doctor of divinity, and was executed for denying the royal supremacy. Beatified, 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - John Rugg, blessed
Martyr, died Glastonbury, England, 1539. He had been a fellow of the two Saint Mary Winton colleges, and the first holder of the Wykehamical prebend "Bursalis," at Chichester, but was living in retirement at Glastonbury, where he was executed with his abbot, Blessed Hugh Faringdon, for refusing to take the oath of supremacy. Beatified, 1895.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - John Thorne, blessed
Martyr, died Glastonbury, England, 1539. He was a monk at Glastonbury, and was tortured with the Abbot Whiting, being fastened to hurdles, dragged by horses to the top of Tor Hill, and hanged. Beatified, 1895.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Johnson, Lawrence, blessed
Martyr, died London, 1582. He was of an ancient family of County Lancaster, England, celebrated for its devotion to the Faith. Educated at Oxford, he studied for the priesthood at Douai, and was ordained, 1577. He was sent to England, where he was arrested, 1581, accused of complicity in the pretended Rheims and Rome plot, and hanged.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Lawrence Robinson, blessed
Martyr, died London, 1582. He was of an ancient family of County Lancaster, England, celebrated for its devotion to the Faith. Educated at Oxford, he studied for the priesthood at Douai, and was ordained, 1577. He was sent to England, where he was arrested, 1581, accused of complicity in the pretended Rheims and Rome plot, and hanged.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Davy, John, blessed
Martyr, died Newgate prison, England, 1537. He was a deacon in the London Charterhouse. Refusing to take the oath of supremacy, he was imprisoned at Newgate, where he starved to death. Beatified, 1886.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - John Davy, blessed
Martyr, died Newgate prison, England, 1537. He was a deacon in the London Charterhouse. Refusing to take the oath of supremacy, he was imprisoned at Newgate, where he starved to death. Beatified, 1886.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Middlemore, Humphrey, blessed
Martyr, died Tyburn, England, 1535. He belonged to an ancient family of Warwickshire, joined the Carthusian Order, was ordained priest, and appointed procurator in the Charterhouse, London. Refusing to recognize the validity of Henry VIII's marriage with Anne Boleyn, he was arrested, imprisoned, and put to death. Beatified, 1886.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Larke, John, blessed
Martyr, died Tyburn, England, 1543. He was rector of Saint Ethelburga's, London, of Woodford, Essex, and of Chelsea, and the parish priest and friend of Thomas More. He was executed for being a priest. Beatified, 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Newdigate, Sebastian, blessed
Martyr; died in Tyburn, England in 1525. Educated at Cambridge, he later went to court and became a favorite of King Henry VIII, to whom he served as privy councilor. After the death of his wife in 1534 he became a monk in the London Charterhouse. Arrested in 1535 for refusing the Oath of Supremacy, he was imprisoned in the Marshalsea prison where he was subjected to torture. Tried before the council, he was condemned to the Tower, and executed with Thomas Exmew and Humphrey Middlemore. Beatified in 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Fetherston, Richard, blessed
Martyr; hanged, drawn, and quartered on July 30, 1540 at Smithfield, England. He was chaplain to Catherine of Aragon, and defended her cause against King Henry VIII. Marytred for refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy. Beatified in 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Johnson, Robert, blessed
Martyr. Born in Shropshire, England; died in 1582 at London, England. He was ordained at Douai, France, and sent to England in 1576. Arrested in 1580, he was imprisoned in the Tower, tried with Saint Edmund Campion and others, convicted of complicity in the pretended Rheims and Rome plot, and hanged. Beatified in 1886.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Lawrence, Robert, blessed
Martyr. Died in 1535 at Tyburn, London, England. A Carthusian priest, prior of Beauvale in Nottingham, he was executed with John Houghton and the other Carthusian friars. Beatified in 1886.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - John Beche, blessed
Martyred 1539, Abbot of Saint Werburgh, Chester, England, and of Saint John's, Colchester, England. He was educated at Oxford, and received his degree of Doctor of Divinity in 1515. In 1534 he took the Oath of Supremacy, but later incurred the king's resentment by expressing admiration for the martyrs, Blessed John Fisher and Blessed Thomas More. After a trial for treasonable utterances, he was convicted and executed. Beatified, 1895.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Bere, Richard, blessed
Martyred on August 9, 1537 at Newgate, England. He was the nephew of Richard Bere, abbot of Glastonbury, and was a monk in the London Charterhouse. With the other Charterhouse monks he was arrested, imprisoned at Newgate, and starved to death. Beatified in 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - John Perboyre, blessed
Missionary and martyr, born Puech, France, 1802; died OuTchang-Fou, China, 1840. As a priest of the Congregation of the Mission in 1835 his superiors, already impressed with his sanctity, granted the permission he had sought for 14 years and sent him to the Chinese mission. After 5 years of zealous, and successful labors, he was subjected to unparalleled tortures and slain.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Joseph de Veuster, blessed
Missionary priest, born Tremeloo, Belgium, 1840; died Molokai, Hawaii, 1889. Member of the Fathers of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, he was sent to Hawaii where he became resident priest in the leper reserve at Molokai, and for years was the only person to minister to their spiritual and medical wants. Stricken with disease, 1885, he continued his work to the end. His name was attacked by a Presbyterian minister named Hyde, and brilliantly vindicated by Robert Louis Stevenson in a philippic entitled "Father Damien" (Notre Dame, Indiana, 1911). He was declared Venerable in 1977, and beatified on June 3, 1995.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Feast of the Presentation of the blessed Virgin ma
November 21, commemorating the presentation of the Blessed Virgin as a child in the Temple where, according to tradition, she was educated. The feast originated in the Orient probably about the 7th century and is found in the constitution of Manuel Comnenus (1166) as a recognized festival. It was introduced into the Western Church in the 14th century, abolished by Pope Pius V, but reestablished by Sixtus V in 1585. Its observance by the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus as the day of their origin led to the devotion of Mater Admirabilis. See also Goffine's Devout Instructions.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Innocent v, Pope, blessed
Reigned in 1276. Born c.1225in Tarentaise, France as Petrus a Tarentasia; died in 1276 in Rome, Italy. Dominican, theologian. Archbishop of Lyons. Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia. He was known, prior to his election, as the "most famous doctor." The author of several works on philosophy, theology, and canon law, he sought to bring about peace between the Guelphs and the Ghibellines, Pisa and Lucca, Rudolph of Hapsburg and Charles of Anjou. At the second Council of Lyons he endeavored to consolidate the union of the Greeks with Rome. Beatified in 1898. Feast, June 22,; Rome.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Feast of the Maternity of the blessed Virgin Mary
Second Sunday of October. Commemorates Mary's divine motherhood, her dignity as Mother of God, and refers also to her spiritual motherhood of men. It was first granted to Portugal, Brazil, and Algeria, 1751; it is now of almost universal observance. It is the patronal feast of the Trinitarians. Under this title Poland celebrates the feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary "Queen of Poland."
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Maternity of the blessed Virgin Mary, Feast of the
Second Sunday of October. Commemorates Mary's divine motherhood, her dignity as Mother of God, and refers also to her spiritual motherhood of men. It was first granted to Portugal, Brazil, and Algeria, 1751; it is now of almost universal observance. It is the patronal feast of the Trinitarians. Under this title Poland celebrates the feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary "Queen of Poland."
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Christine of Stommeln, blessed
Virgin, born Stommeln, near Cologne, Germany in 1242; died in 1312. From very early youth she experienced visions and mystical trials. At the age of 12 she joined the Beguines and at 15 received the stigmata. Doubted and misunderstood, she was forced finally to leave the Beguines. She died in peace. Relics in church at Jülich, where, although not officially venerated by the Church, she is honored, November 6,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Julie Billiart, blessed
Virgin, foundress and first superior-general of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame of Namur; born Cuvilly, France, 1751; died Nalllur, Belgimn, 1816. Her early life was marked by great piety, which increased after a paralytic stroke in 1773. Aided by Françoise Blin de Bourdon, Viscountess of Gezaincourt, and Father Varin, Superior of the Fathers of the Faith, she founded the Institute of the Sisters of Notre Dame, at Amiens (1803), a society having for its primary object the salvation of poor children. Cured of paralysis, June 1, 1804, she spent the rest of her life founding convents in France and Belgium, and removed the mother-house to Namur in 1809. Beatified, 1906. Relics at Namur. Feast, April 8,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Charles Spinola, blessed
(1662) Martyr, died Nagasaki, Japan. He studied at Nola, Italy, under his uncle Cardinal Filippo Spinola, and entered the Society of Jesus at Nola, 1584. After his ordination, 1594, he evinced an interest in missionary work and, after two attempts to reach Japan, was finally successful. For 18 years he labored there, propagating the Faith and winning many converts. After four years spent in the dungeon of Omura, he was burned alive. Beatified, 1867. Feast, September 10,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Caspar Del Bufalo, blessed
(1786-1837) Confessor, founder of the Congregation of the Most Precious Blood, born Rome; died there. He studied at the Roman College and after ordination, 1808, obtained a canonry at Saint Mark's. Banished and imprisoned, 1810-1814, for refusing to swear allegiance to Napoleon, he returned to Rome and established, 1815, a congregation of secular-priests to give missions and spread devotion to the Most Precious Blood. He devoted himself to suppressing brigandage in the mountains of Albano, and his labors throughout central Italy merited for him the titles of "Hammer of Freemasonry," and "Apostle of Rome." Beatified, 1904. Buried in San Maria in Trivio. Feast, C.PP.S., December 29,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Candles, blessed
An important sacramental of the Church, used in all the services of her liturgy. It must be of yellow or unbleached beeswax, or more than 50 per cent thereof bleached wax or other material is not permitted unless the proper kind is unobtainable. The use of lights in worship is older than the Church. Among the furnishings of the tabernacle of Moses and the Jewish Temple there was a seven-branched candlestick; and among pagans the use of lights in services and processions was common. In the Christian Church they were first employed to dispel darkness when the faithful met before dawn or in the gloom of the catacombs; but their beautiful symbolic meaning was soon recognized, and the custom of blessing them for Church services and private use is traceable back to an early period. Light is pure, penetrates darkness, fosters life, moves with incredible velocity, and illumines all around it. Therefore it is an emblem of God, the All Pure, the Giver; of life and enlightenment. It represents Our Saviour, "the Light of the World." Wax is spotless, and typifies Christ's spotless Body. The wick enclosed in the wax is an image of His Soul. The candle flame is a figure of the Divine Nature united to the human in one Divine Person. Candles are blessed solemnly, February 2, the feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin. In pagan times this was a festival-day, with processions and lights in honor of the gods. The Church chose it for the blessing of candles because on that day Mary made an offering in the Temple, and because the prophet Simeon foretold that her Son would be "a light to the revelation of the Gentiles." This day is often called Candlemas Day, i,e.,the Mass of the Candles. The blessing may be imparted, when desired, on other days. Candles are used at the administration of all the sacraments that are given publicly; at Mass, in varying numbers; at other Church services; and on many other occasions.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - James of Viraggio, blessed
Archbishop of Genoa, born Viraggio (now Varezze), near Genoa, Italy, c.1230;died Genoa, Italy, 1298. He became a Dominican in 1244 and his reputation for piety, learning, and zeal in the care of souls spread rapidly. After several attempts to evade the episcopal dignity, he was elected to the archepiscopal See of Genoa, 1292, his episcopate falling in the period of dissension between the Guelphs and Ghibellines, whom he sought in vain to reconcile. He is the author of a collection of legendary lives of the saints, entitled the "Golden Legend." His works also include a chronicle of Genoa, a collection of 307 sermons, and a defense of the Dominican Order. Beatified, 1816. Relics in San Maria di Castello, Genoa. Feast, July 13,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Canticle of the blessed Virgin Mary
Canticle beginning Magnificat anima mea Dominum (My soul doth magnify the Lord). One of the three "evangelical canticles," it is included in the Roman Breviary for Vespers daily throughout the year and is often sung on solemn occasions. It was recited by the Blessed Virgin on her visit to Elizabeth after the Angel Gabriel had announced that Mary was to become the mother of Christ (Luke 1). In style it resembles the Canticle of Anna (1 Kings 1-10).
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - John Lalande, blessed
Martyr, born Dieppe, France; died Auriesville, New York, 1646. As a layman he labored with the Jesuit missionaries in North America, and suffered martyrdom with Blessed Isaac Jogues. Beatified, 1925.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - John Houghton, blessed
Martyr, born Essex, England, 1487; died Tyburn, England, 1535. He was educated at Cambridge, graduating LL.B., 1497, and later LL.D. and D.D. Ordained priest in 1501, he entered the Carthusian novitiate at the London Charterhouse, and was professed in 1516. Refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy, he was imprisoned in the Tower and hanged. Beatified, 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Campion, Edmund, blessed
Martyr, born London, England, 1540; died Tyburn, England, 1581. After a brilliant career at Oxford, he was favored by Elizabeth, and, although a Catholic, took the oath of supremacy and deacon's orders according to the new rite. Unable to acquiesce fully to the doctrines of the Reformation, he left Oxford and entered the seminary at Douai, 1573. He later joined the Society of Jesus at Rome. He was sent to England to reclaim wavering or temporizing Catholics. An alarm was raised against him, and he was obliged to seek refuge in the north. While in hiding he wrote his famous tract "Ten Reasons." He was captured, subjected to examination under torture, and finally granted his request for a public disputation in which he was victorious, although denied opportunity for preparation. A farcical trial resulted in his condemnation and execution. Historians agree that the charges of treason made against him were fictitious. Beatified, 1886. Relics at Prague, London, Oxford, Stonyhurst, and Roehampton. Feast, November 28,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Jaccard, Francis, blessed
Martyr, born Onnion, France, 1799; died Tonkin, Indo-China, 1838. He began his studies at the seminary at Melan, from there went to Chambery, 1819, and finally joined the Society of Foreign Missions of Paris. Assigned to the Cochin-China missions, he set out in 1824, and arrived at Macao the following year. From here he journeyed to Tonkin where he undertook his apostolic labors. Summoned to the court of Min-Menh to translate the manuscript of a French philosopher, his proficiency caused the king to order Father Jaccard to settle in the neighborhood of the court for future service. Shortly afterward he was brought to trial, accused of preaching the Christian religion and of leading a band of Christians to usurp the property of their heathen brethren. Sentenced to death, he was pardoned because of his skill as translator, but was again seized, tortured, and strangled to death, September 21, 1838. His body was buried near Tonkin by some Christians, but was later removed to the Seminary for Foreign Missions, Paris. Beatified, 1900.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - John Forest, blessed
Martyr, born Oxford, England, 1471; died 1538. He was a Franciscan friar who became chaplain and confessor to Catherine of Aragon and from the first resolutely opposed the divorce. He was burned at Smithfield, the fire being fed with fragments of an enormous wooden statue of Saint Derfel Gadarn which from time immemorial had been venerated in Wales and concerning which there was an old saying that it would one day burn a forest. Beatified, 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Charles Garnier, blessed
Martyr, born Paris, France, 1606; died Saint John's village, Canada, 1649. He joined the Society of Jesus, 1624, went to Canada; 1636, and remained there for 14 years. During the Iroquois attack on Saint John's village he was slain. Beatified, June 21, 1925.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - John Fisher, blessed
Martyr, Cardinal and Bishop of Rochester, born Beverly, Yorkshire, England, 1459; died Tyburn, England, 1535. He received his degree of B.A. from Cambridge, 1487, and his M.A. in 1491. He occupied the vicarage of Northallerton, 1491-1494, when he became a proctor of Cambridge University. In 1497 he was appointed confessor to Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby, mother of Henry VII. Consecrated Bishop of Rochester, 1504, he served as chancellor of Cambridge and tutor of Prince Henry (Henry VIII). He opposed Henry in his divorce proceedings against Catherine, and resisted the encroachment of the king on the Church. Refusing to take the oath of succession which acknowledged the issue of Henry and Anne as legitimate heirs to the throne, he was sent to the Tower, 1534. In 1535 he was created cardinal by Pope Paul III. Henry retaliated by having him beheaded. His works consist chiefly of ascetical and controversial treatises. Relics in Saint Peter's Church in the Tower. Beatified, 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - John Felton, blessed
Martyr, died Saint Paul's Churchyard, London, England, 1570. He was a wealthy gentleman of Norfolk extraction. Arrested for affixing to the gates of the palace of the Bishop of London a copy of the Bull of Pope Saint Pius V, excommunicating the queen, he was taken to the Tower, racked three times, hanged, and quartered. Beatified, 1886.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - John Hale, blessed
Martyr, died Tyburn, England, 1535. He was a secular priest, a Fellow of King's Hall, Cambridge, and Vicar of Isleworth. He suffered martyrdom with the Carthusian priors at Tyburn. Beatified, 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - John Larke, blessed
Martyr, died Tyburn, England, 1543. He was rector of Saint Ethelburga's, London, of Woodford, Essex, and of Chelsea, and the parish priest and friend of Thomas More. He was executed for being a priest. Beatified, 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - James Walworth, blessed
Martyr, died York, England, 1537. He was a Carthusian priest of the London Charterhouse, and was executed with Blessed John Rochester. Feast, May 11,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - James Hudson, blessed
Martyr, died York, England, 1582. He studied at Cardinal Allen's college at Rheims, and by special dispensation received Holy Orders at Soissons, after one year. Sent on a mission to England, he was arrested at York, professed his priesthood, and was imprisoned, and hanged.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - James Thompson, blessed
Martyr, died York, England, 1582. He studied at Cardinal Allen's college at Rheims, and by special dispensation received Holy Orders at Soissons, after one year. Sent on a mission to England, he was arrested at York, professed his priesthood, and was imprisoned, and hanged.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - James, Roger, blessed
Martyr. Died in 1539 in Glastonbury, England. He was sub-treasurer of the Abbey of Glastonbury, and was arrested with his abbot, Blessed Richard Whiting, and Blessed John Thorne, tried at Wells, and executed for refusing to acknowledge the king's ecclesiastical supremacy. Beatified in 1895.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Billiart, Julie, blessed
Virgin, foundress and first superior-general of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame of Namur; born Cuvilly, France, 1751; died Nalllur, Belgimn, 1816. Her early life was marked by great piety, which increased after a paralytic stroke in 1773. Aided by Françoise Blin de Bourdon, Viscountess of Gezaincourt, and Father Varin, Superior of the Fathers of the Faith, she founded the Institute of the Sisters of Notre Dame, at Amiens (1803), a society having for its primary object the salvation of poor children. Cured of paralysis, June 1, 1804, she spent the rest of her life founding convents in France and Belgium, and removed the mother-house to Namur in 1809. Beatified, 1906. Relics at Namur. Feast, April 8,.
Webster's Dictionary - blessed Thistle
See under Thistle.
Webster's Dictionary - blessed
(1):
(a.) Imparting happiness or bliss; fraught with happiness; blissful; joyful.
(2):
(a.) Enjoying happiness or bliss; favored with blessings; happy; highly favored.
(3):
(a.) Used euphemistically, ironically, or intensively.
(4):
(a.) Beatified.
(5):
(a.) Enjoying, or pertaining to, spiritual happiness, or heavenly felicity; as, the blessed in heaven.
(6):
(imp. & p. p.) of Bless
(7):
(a.) Hallowed; consecrated; worthy of blessing or adoration; heavenly; holy.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Ignatius de Azevedo, blessed
(Latin: igneus, fiery)
Martyr, Jesuit missionary, born Oporto, Portugal, 1528; died 1570. With 39 companions he was martyred off Palma, Canary Islands, by Huguenot pirates. The forty martyrs were beatified May 11, 1854. Ignatius is represented standing on a ship's deck, and holding up an image of the Blessed Virgin. Feast, July 15,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Lully, Raymond, blessed
(Teutonic: wise protection)
Known as the Doctor Illuminatus. Born in 1232 in Pilma, Majorca Island; died in 1315 near Cabrera Island. During the early years of his life, he was prominent at the court of King James the Conqueror. By a heavenly apparition he was inspired to convert the Mohammedans. In 1266 he became a member of the Third Order of Saint Francis. After a brief effort to propagate Christianity at Tunis, he was forced to leave and go to Naples. He taught physics at Paris for some time and then began missionary work in Armenia, Cyprus, and Egypt. His teaching is characterized by a rationalistic mysticism by which he identified theology with philosophy, failing to discriminate between natural and supernatural truth. The Church, fearing the dangers that might follow from so extreme a rationalism has withheld his canonization. He was stoned at Bougie, Africa, and died from the wounds. Relics in cathedral of Palma. Feast, July 3,; O.F.M., November 27,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Benediction of the blessed Sacrament
A popular Eucharistic devotion in the Catholic Church of the Latin Rite. In the more solemn form of this ceremony the officiating priest is vested in surplice, stole, and cope. The consecrated Host, enclosed in the ostensorium, is placed on the altar or in a niche above, and is incensed by the priest. Then the last two verses of the hymn "Pange Lingua" ("Tantum Ergo...Genitori...") are sung, during the second of which the Blessed Sacrament is again incensed as before. The versicle "Panem de crelo" etc. and its response "Omne delectamentum" etc. are sung, and the priest chants the prayer of the Blessed Sacrament "Deus qui nobis" etc. Then with his hands covered by a veil pendent: from his shoulders he makes the sign of the cross over the congregation with the ostensorium; after which the consecrated Host is replaced in the tabernacle. Usually a Eucharistic hymn, e.g., "O Salutaris," is sung at the beginning of the exposition, and a hymn of praise, e.g., "Laudate Dominum" is sung at the conclusion of the ceremony. Other hymns and prayers are permitted before the "Tantum Ergo"; and nowadays the Divine Praises are generally recited by priest and people after the blessing, before the Blessed Sacrament is replaced. At least twelve candles must be lighted on the altar during the function. Benediction originated with the custom, which came into vogue during the 14th century, of exposing the Blessed Sacrament for adoration. Subsequently (c.16th century) the blessing with the Sacred Host was added. The general law of the Church permits Benediction, both morning and evening, on the feast of Corpus Christi and during its octave. For a good reason the bishop may grant permission for this devotion on other occasions. The second Council of Baltimore allows Benediction in churches throughout the United States on Sundays, feasts of the first and second classes, twice a week during Lent, every day during a mission, and at the Forty-Hours' devotion, besides the days designated by the individual bishops.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Notker Balbulus, blessed
Born Jonswil, Saint Gall, c.840;died 912. Monk. He composed a martyrology, and a metrical biography of Saint Gall, and is probably the author of the "Gesta Caroli Magni," a collection of legends. He introduced the sequence, a new kind of religious lyric, into Germany. Beatified, 1512. Feast, April 6,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - o More Than blessed, Merit High Attained
Hymn for Lauds on June 24, Feast of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. It was written by Paul the Deacon (720-799). The English title given is by M. Blacker and G. Palmer.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - o Trinity of blessed Light
Hymn for Vespers on Trinity Sunday. This is the original text of the hymn; the Roman Breviary text is "Jam sol recedit igneus". The hymn was written by Saint .Ambrose (340-397). There are 12 translations of the original text; the title given above is by J. Neale.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Hugh Cook, blessed
Martyr, born Faringdon, Berkshire, England; died Reading, England, 1539. Although he was usually called Faringdon, he bore the arms of Cook of Kent. Elected abbot of Reading, 1520, he enjoyed the special favor and friendship of Henry VIII. He served as a royal chaplain, sat in Parliament, and sang the requiem and dirge for Queen Jane Seymour. Refusing to surrender his abbey, he was accused of high treason and put to death with the priests, John Rugg and John Eynon. Beatified, 1895.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Hugh Faringdon, blessed
Martyr, born Faringdon, Berkshire, England; died Reading, England, 1539. Although he was usually called Faringdon, he bore the arms of Cook of Kent. Elected abbot of Reading, 1520, he enjoyed the special favor and friendship of Henry VIII. He served as a royal chaplain, sat in Parliament, and sang the requiem and dirge for Queen Jane Seymour. Refusing to surrender his abbey, he was accused of high treason and put to death with the priests, John Rugg and John Eynon. Beatified, 1895.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Luke Kirby, blessed
Martyr, born northern England, c.1549;died Tyburn, England, 1581. He was educated at Cambridge, entered Douai College, 1576, and was ordained at Cambrai, 1577. Arriving in England, he was arrested, imprisoned, tortured, and hanged. Beatified, 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Nourry, Agathangelus, blessed
Martyr, born Vendome, France, 1598; died Dibauria, Abyssinia, 1638. He took the Capuchin habit at Le Mans, taught theology at Rennes, and was sent to Egypt to convert the Copts. With Blessed Cassianus he was imprisoned and stoned to death. Beatified, 1904. Feast, Capuchin calendar, August 7,; Franciscan Calendar, August 11,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Humphrey Middlemore, blessed
Martyr, died Tyburn, England, 1535. He belonged to an ancient family of Warwickshire, joined the Carthusian Order, was ordained priest, and appointed procurator in the Charterhouse, London. Refusing to recognize the validity of Henry VIII's marriage with Anne Boleyn, he was arrested, imprisoned, and put to death. Beatified, 1886.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Hudson, James, blessed
Martyr, died York, England, 1582. He studied at Cardinal Allen's college at Rheims, and by special dispensation received Holy Orders at Soissons, after one year. Sent on a mission to England, he was arrested at York, professed his priesthood, and was imprisoned, and hanged.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Benedict xi, blessed, Pope
Reigned from October 22, 1303 to July 7, 1304. Born in 1240 Treviso, Italy as Niccolo Boccasini; died on July 7, 1304 in Perugia, Italy. When Master General of the Dominican Order he arranged an armistice between King Philip IV of France and King Edward I of England. Later he was made Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia, and defended Pope Boniface VIII against William of Nogaret and the Colonna faction. As pope he removed the papal censure from Philip and France, and absolved the cardinals favoring the Colonna. His death is believed to have occurred from poisoning by the agents of William of Nogaret. Beatified on April 24, 1736 by Pope Clement XII. Feast, July 7, at Rome and in the Dominican Order.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Mary Anne de Paredes, blessed
Virgin, surnamed the "Lily of Quito," born Quito, Ecuador, 1618; died there, 1645. From early childhood she exhibited great love of prayer and mortification; at the age of ten she made vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. She passed her life in retirement at home. She possessed the gift of ecstatic prayer, was endowed with supernatural powers, frequently working miracles and foretelling the future, and was divinely sustained by the daily reception of the Holy Eucharist, as she took no other food save an ounce of bread weekly. Beatified, 1853. Feast, in Bolivia, Paraguay, and Ecuador, May 16,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Behold the blessed Morning
Hymn for Lauds on October 15, Feast of Saint Teresa. It was written by Pope Urban VIII (1568-1644). Five translations are in existence; the English title given is by D. Donahoe.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Houghton, John, blessed
Martyr, born Essex, England, 1487; died Tyburn, England, 1535. He was educated at Cambridge, graduating LL.B., 1497, and later LL.D. and D.D. Ordained priest in 1501, he entered the Carthusian novitiate at the London Charterhouse, and was professed in 1516. Refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy, he was imprisoned in the Tower and hanged. Beatified, 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Beche, John, blessed
Martyred 1539, Abbot of Saint Werburgh, Chester, England, and of Saint John's, Colchester, England. He was educated at Oxford, and received his degree of Doctor of Divinity in 1515. In 1534 he took the Oath of Supremacy, but later incurred the king's resentment by expressing admiration for the martyrs, Blessed John Fisher and Blessed Thomas More. After a trial for treasonable utterances, he was convicted and executed. Beatified, 1895.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Agnellus of Pisa, blessed
(1195-1236) Friar Minor, born Pisa, Italy; died Oxford, England. He was sent to England by Saint Francis of Assisi to found the English Franciscan province, and his school for friars at Oxford had an important share in the development of the university. Feast, Franciscan Calendar, May 7,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Agnes of Bohemia, blessed
(Agnes of Prague) Abbess. Born Prague, c.1200;died there, 1281. Daughter of Ottocar, King of Bohemia, she was betrothed to Frederick II, Emperor of Germany, but availed herself of her canonical rights to enter the cloister. She became a Poor Clare in the monastery of Saint Saviour, Prague, which she had erected, and of which she became abbess. Feast, March 2,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Agnes of Prague, blessed
(Agnes of Prague) Abbess. Born Prague, c.1200;died there, 1281. Daughter of Ottocar, King of Bohemia, she was betrothed to Frederick II, Emperor of Germany, but availed herself of her canonical rights to enter the cloister. She became a Poor Clare in the monastery of Saint Saviour, Prague, which she had erected, and of which she became abbess. Feast, March 2,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Azevedo, Ignatius de, blessed
(Latin: igneus, fiery)
Martyr, Jesuit missionary, born Oporto, Portugal, 1528; died 1570. With 39 companions he was martyred off Palma, Canary Islands, by Huguenot pirates. The forty martyrs were beatified May 11, 1854. Ignatius is represented standing on a ship's deck, and holding up an image of the Blessed Virgin. Feast, July 15,.
King James Dictionary - blessed
BLESS'ED, pp. Made happy or prosperous extolled pronounced happy.
BLESS'ED, a. Happy prosperous in worldly affairs enjoying spiritual happiness and the favor of God enjoying heavenly felicity.
Blessed-Thistle. A plant of the genus Cnicus, sometimes used in decoctions, for a bitter.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Avila, John of, blessed
Confessor, apostolic preacher of Andalusia, born Almodovar del Campo, Spain, 1500; died Montilla, 1569. He studied law at Salamanca, but through motives of piety gave it up to study theology at Alcala. Impressed with John's extraordinary sanctity the Archbishop of Seville induced him to become apostolic preacher. During John's apostolate of forty years he attracted by his preaching and by his saintly life notable disciples, as Saint Theresa, Saint John of God, and Saint Francis Borgia, and spread the power of the Jesuits throughout Spain. His best known works are "Audi Fili," a tract on Christian perfection, and his "Spiritual Letters." Beatified 1894, canonized 1970. Feast, May 10,. See also, patron saints index.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Giles of Assisi, blessed
Died 1262. Companion of Saint Francis. Assigned to the hermitage of Fabriano, he there led a life of contemplation. His wisdom led many to consult him; his "Sayings" have had many editions. Feast, April 23,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Ambrose of Siena, blessed
Dominican; born Sansedoni, near Siena, Italy, 1220; died Siena, Italy, 1286. In 1260 he went as a missionary to Hungary. When Siena twice rebelled against the Holy See, Ambrose's eloquence obtained its pardon. He brought about a reconciliation between Conrad of Germany and Pope Clement IV, and as papal legate, restored peace between Venice and Genoa, and Florence and Pisa. Feast, October 8,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Gardiner, German, blessed
Last martyr under Henry VIII, died Tyburn, England, 1544. His courage was aroused by the example of the martyrs, especially Blessed Thomas More, and he suffered the death of a traitor. Gardiner's indictment states that he was executed for endeavoring "to deprive the King of his dignity, title, and name of Supreme Head of the English and Irish Church."
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Gabriel Taurin Dufresse, blessed
Martyr, Bishop of Tabraka, born Lezoun, France, 1750; died Tschantu, China, 1815. He entered the Society of Foreign Missions of Paris, and set out for the Chinese province of Szechuan, 1775, where he was to labor among the heathens. During the persecution in China, 1784, Father Dufresse presented himself to the mandarin. He was removed to Peking but after an imprisonment of six months, was released. After this he went to Macao with Bishop Caradre, and returned to his former mission, 1788. Consecrated bishop at Tschantin, 1800, Father Dufresse received the title of titular Bishop of Tabraka. In 1815 he was seized, conveyed to Sintsinhien, later to Tschantu, imprisoned, and finally beheaded. His head was fastened to a pole to frighten Christians; his blood was gathered up by a few followers and distributed among the faithful of the vicinity. After being exposed three days, his body was removed and buried by some Christians. Beatification, 1900.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Hanse, Everard, blessed
Martyr, born Northamptonshire, England; died Tyburn, England, 1581He was educated at Cambridge, and after exercising the Anglican ministry was converted and ordained at Rheims. Shortly afterward he was captured in the Marshalsea prison while visiting Catholic prisoners. He was found guilty of "persuading" others to join the Catholic faith, and executed.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Gabriel Lalemant, blessed
Martyr, born Paris, France, 1610; died Huron country, Canada, 1649. He entered the Society of Jesus, 1630. In 1646 he came to Canada as assistant to Blessed John de Brebeuf with whom he suffered a horrible martyrdom at the hands of the savages. Beatified, June 21, 1925.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Agathangelus Nourry, blessed
Martyr, born Vendome, France, 1598; died Dibauria, Abyssinia, 1638. He took the Capuchin habit at Le Mans, taught theology at Rennes, and was sent to Egypt to convert the Copts. With Blessed Cassianus he was imprisoned and stoned to death. Beatified, 1904. Feast, Capuchin calendar, August 7,; Franciscan Calendar, August 11,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Hale, John, blessed
Martyr, died Tyburn, England, 1535. He was a secular priest, a Fellow of King's Hall, Cambridge, and Vicar of Isleworth. He suffered martyrdom with the Carthusian priors at Tyburn. Beatified, 1888.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words - blessed
Esher (אֶשֶׁר, Strong's #835), “blessed; happy.” All but 4 of the 44 biblical occurrences of this noun are in poetical passages, with 26 occurrences in the Psalms and 8 in Proverbs.Basically, this word connotes the state of “prosperity” or “happiness” that comes when a superior bestows his favor (blessing) on one. In most passages, the one bestowing favor is God Himself: “Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord” (Deut. 33:29). The state that the blessed one enjoys does not always appear to be “happy”: “Behold, blessed [1] is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: for he maketh sore, and bindeth up …” (Job 5:17-18). Eliphaz was not describing Job’s condition as a happy one; it was “blessed,” however, inasmuch as God was concerned about him. Because it was a blessed state and the outcome would be good, Job was expected to laugh at his adversity (Job 5:22).
God is not always the one who makes one “blessed.” At least, the Queen of Sheba flatteringly told Solomon that this was the case (1 Kings 10:8).
One’s status before God (being “blessed”) is not always expressed in terms of the individual or social conditions that bring what moderns normally consider to be “happiness.” So although it is appropriate to render 'esher as “blessed,” the rendering of “happiness” does not always convey its emphasis to modern readers.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Annunciation of the blessed Virgin Mary
Also known as Annunciation of the Lord
Feast of the Incarnation
Memorial March 25,
Profile The annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel that she was to be the Mother of God (Luke 1), the Word being made flesh through the power of the Holy Spirit. The feast probably originated about the time of the Council of Ephesus, c.431,and is first mentioned in the Sacramentary of Pope Gelasius (died 496). The Annunciation is represented in art by many masters, among them Fra Angelico, Hubert Van Eyck, Jan Van Eyck, Ghirlandajo, Holbein the Elder, Lippi, Pinturicchio, and Del Sarto.
Name Meaning Latin: ad, to; nuntius, messenger
Additional Information Goffine's Devout Instructions
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Assumption of the blessed Virgin Mary
Memorial August 15,
Description The feast celebrates the assumption of the body of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven upon her death. According to Pope Benedict XIV, it is a probable opinion, which it is impious to deny, though not an article of faith. The origin of the feast day is not known but it was celebrated in Palestine before the year 500. It is a holy day of obligation, its vigil being a fast day, in all English-speaking countries except Canada. Among the many masters who have painted the subject of the Assumption are Fra Angelico, Ghirlandajo, Rubens, Del Sarto, and Titian.
Name Meaning; ad, to; sumere, to take (latin)
Patronage Acadians
Alezio, Italy
archdiocese of Seattle, Washington, USA
Arquata Scrivia, Piedmont, Italy
Bard, Aosta, Italy
Bolzano, Italy
Cajuns
Carentino, Piedmont, Italy
Casal Cermelli, Piedmont, Italy
Cerreto d'Esi, Ancona, Italy
Cistercian Order
Coniolo, Piedmont, Italy
Decollatura, Italy
diocese of Bathurst, Canada
diocese of Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
diocese of Fargo, North Dakota, USA
diocese of Galway and Kilmacduagh, Ireland
diocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA
diocese of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines
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1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Angela of Foligno, blessed
(1248-1309) Penitent and mystical writer, born Foligno, Italy; died there. She was a worldly and frail woman who, after her conversion, established a community at Foligno of the Third Order of Saint Francis. Her "Book of Visions and Instructions" record the history of her conversion. She is represented being invited by Our Lord to receive Holy Commumion; and chaining the devil. Relics in church of Saint Francis, Foligno. Feast, Franciscan Calendar, January 4,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Angelo Carletti di Chivasso, blessed
(1411-1495) Theologian, born Chivasso, Italy; died Coni. He was a Franciscan, appointed Apostolic Nuncio by Sixtus IV and Innocent VIII, commissioned by the former to preach a holy war against invading Turks, and by the latter to prevent the spread of Waldensianism. His "Cases of Conscience" is a famous dictionary of moral theology.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Andrew of Rinn, blessed
(1459-1462) Martyr, died Rinn, Tyrol. At the age of three, he was cruelly put to death by Jews, through hatred of the Faith. Beatified by Benedict XIV. Feast, July 12,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Anna Maria Taigi, blessed
(1769-1837) Born Siena, Italy; died Rome, Italy. In 1789 she married Domenico Taigi, some years later was received into the Third Order of Trinitarians, and thenceforth devoted herself to a life of holiness and good works. Soon after her death her name was venerated at Rome and she was beatified, May 30, 1920.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Angelus de Scarpetti, blessed
(died c.1306)Missionary, born and died Borgo San Sepolcro, Italy. He took the Augustinian habit, c.1254,and was sent to England, where he preached and built many monasteries. Beatified, July 27, 1921.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Augustine Novellus, blessed
(Matteo de' Termini) General of the Hermits of Saint Augustine, born Termini, Sicily; died San Leonardo, near Siena, Italy, 1309. He filled various civiloffices, and was appointed chancellor by King Manfred of Sicily, whom he accompanied in his war against Charles of Anjou. He then became an Augustinian monk, and later general of the order, which post he resigned for a life of retirement and prayer. The title Novellus (Latin: new) was a tribute to his virtue and learning. Feast, May 19,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Ashes, blessed
A sacramental of the Church, used on Ash Wednesday to remind the faithful of their last end and of the necessity of contrition and penance during the Lenten season. The use of ashes to express humiliation and sorrow was common in ancient religions, and is frequently mentioned in the Old Testament. Probably this practise was introduced into the early Church by converts from Judaism. For some centuries the ashes were imposed only on public penitents, those who had given great public scandal; they appeared at the door of the church in penitential garb on Ash Wednesday and were sprinkled with ashes. Later, c.1100,it became customary for all Catholics, including the clergy, to receive the ashes. They are placed on the head of each person, with the words, in Latin: "Remember, man, that thou art dust, and unto dust thou shalt return." They are obtained by burning the blessed palms of the previous Palm Sunday, and are blessed before the principal Mass of Ash Wednesday;
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Hermann Joseph, blessed
Born Cologne, Germany, 1150; died Hoven, 1241. At a very early age, Hermann had a tender devotion to the Blessed Virgin. Entering the monastery of the Premonstratensian Canons at Steinfeld (1162) he was ordained and appointed chaplain of the Cistercian nuns at Hoven. He soon became known by the name of Joseph, which the Blessed Virgin, calling him her chaplain and spouse, bestowed on him. Represented in art, offering an apple to the statue of the Virgin and Child. The cause of his canonization was begun, 1626, but interrupted. Relics at Steinfeld, Cologne, and Antwerp. Feast, April 7,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Anthony Baldinucci, blessed
Born on June 19, 1665 in Florence, Italy; died on November 6, 1717. Italian Jesuit missionary. He labored in the neighborhood of Frascati and Viterbo, Italy, his work being characterized by processions, during which Anthony and many of his flock scourged themselves with disciplines; his success was largely due to his propagation of devotion to the Blessed Virgin, whose image was always carried before him on his missions.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Anthony Daniel, blessed
Martyr (1601-1648), born Dieppe, France; died near Ontario, Canada. Having joined the Society of Jesus in 1621, he arrived in Canada, 1632, and was stationed at Cape Breton. He was sent to the Huron mission, Ihonatiria (1634-48), where he was slain in the Iroquois attack and his body was thrown into the burning chapel in which he had just celebrated Mass.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Adrian Fortescue, blessed
(c.1476-1539) Martyr. Knight of Saint John, one of the Fortescues of Salden, Devonshire, and a relative of Anne Boleyn. He was martyred by Henry VIII.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Espousals of the blessed Virgin Mary
Formerly a feast celebrated on January 23, in honor of the Blessed Virgin's espousal to Saint Joseph. It dates from 1517 when it was granted to the nuns of the Annunciation by Leo X with nine other Masses in honor of Our Lady. Adopted by many religious orders and dioceses, it was observed for a time by nearly the whole Church, but is no longer in the Calendar. It is the subject of a famous painting by Raphael and Viterbo.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Expectation of the blessed Virgin Mary
Formerly a feast observed December 18,. It originated in Spain, when the feast of the Annunciation (March 25,) was transferFed to December 18, because of the regulation forbidding feasts in Lent, and remained on this date after the Annunciation was again celebrated on its original date. It impressed on the faithful the sentiments of the Blessed Virgin as the time of her delivery approached.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Acquaviva, Rudolph, blessed
Missionary Born on October 2, 1550 in Atri, Italy; martyred on July 25, 1583 in Cuncolim, India. A nephew of Claudius Acquaviva. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1568, and arrived at Goa, India in 1578. He spent three years at the court of the Great Mogul. While preparing the site of a new church, he was slain with several companions. Beatified on April 16, 1893.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Eugene Iii, Pope blessed
Reigned from February 11, 1145 to July 8, 1153. Confessor of the faith; born in Montemagno, Italy as Bernardo Pignatelli; died at Tivoli, Italy. Cistercian, Abbot of Tre Fontane. He was elected pope, and forced to take up his residence at Viterbo, due to the violence of the Roman mob. He absolved the seemingly penitent exile, Arnold of Brescia, who immediately returned to Rome and stirred up further dissension, concluded by a treaty signed by the pope and the Roman Senate. This however was adhered to for only a short time and Eugene was forced to flee to France, where he directed the Second Crusade and convened important synods to discipline the clergy, propagate the faith, and encourage learning. After a second unsuccessful attempt to rule in Rome a treaty with Frederick Barbarossa promising imperial protection enabled him to end his days in peace. Feast, July 8,; at Rome, July 21,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Adoration of the blessed Sacrament
The Catholic Church teaches that the highest type of worship (latria) is to be given to the Blessed Sacrament. This doctrine follows logically from two revealed truths: that Jesus Christ, even in His humanity, on account of His Divine personality is worthy of Divine homage; and that Jesus Christ is really present in the Blessed Sacrament. Most illogical therefore is the attitude of those who admit the doctrine of the Real Presence, but refuse to give external adoration to the Eucharist. The manner of showing homage to the Blessed Sacrament has varied in the Catholic Church in different ages. In the Oriental rites a profound bow is the usual act of adoration. In the Latin Church a genuflection is made, single if the Blessed Sacrament is in the tabernacle, double if it is exposed.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Exposition of the blessed Sacrament
The ceremony in which the priest removes the Sacred Host from the tabernacle and places it on the altar for the adoration of the faithful. It may be public or private, differing only in rite. In public exposition the Sacred Host, having been removed from the tabernacle, is placed in a monstrance and elevated above the altar-table, usually in a niche above the tabernacle proper. In private exposition the priest merely opens the tabernacle and draws to its door the ciborium containing the Hosts for Holy Communion. For public exposition there is required some public cause. The days on which this exposition may take place are defined and outlined in the, Code of Canon Law and the pespective folios of faculties granted by bishops to their priests. For days other than those thus outlined a special permission of the Ordinary of the diocese is required. For the private exposition any good and reasonable cause is sufficient. The ceremony was properly introduced in the 14th century, under the influence of the newly established feast of Corpus Christi, and its frequency in the 15th century caused the development of the present code of rules.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Garnier, Charles, blessed
Martyr, born Paris, France, 1606; died Saint John's village, Canada, 1649. He joined the Society of Jesus, 1624, went to Canada; 1636, and remained there for 14 years. During the Iroquois attack on Saint John's village he was slain. Beatified, June 21, 1925.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Bless, blessed, blessedness, Blessing
A — 1: εὐλογέω (Strong's #2127 — Verb — eulogeo — yoo-log-eh'-o ) lit., "to speak well of" (eu, "well," logos, "a word"), signifies, (a) "to praise, to celebrate with praises," of that which is addressed to God, acknowledging His goodness, with desire for His glory, Luke 1:64 ; 2:28 ; 24:51,53 ; James 3:9 ; (b) "to invoke blessings upon a person," e.g., Luke 6:28 ; Romans 12:14 . The present participle Passive, "blessed, praised," is especially used of Christ in Matthew 21:9 ; 23:39 , and the parallel passages; also in John 12:13 ; (c) "to consecrate a thing with solemn prayers, to ask God's blessing on a thing," e.g., Luke 9:16 ; 1 Corinthians 10:16 ; (d) "to cause to prosper, to make happy, to bestow blessings on," said of God, e.g., in Acts 3:26 ; Galatians 3:9 ; Ephesians 1:3 . Cp. the synonym aineo, "to praise." See PRAISE.
A — 2: ἐνευλογέω (Strong's #1757 — Verb — eneulogeomai — en-yoo-log-eh'-o ) "to bless," is used in the Passive Voice, Acts 3:25 ; Galatians 3:8 . The prefix en apparently indicates the person on whom the blessing is conferred.
A — 3: μακαρίζω (Strong's #3106 — Verb — makarizo — mak-ar-id'-zo ) from a root mak---, meaning "large, lengthy," found also in makros, "long," mekos, "length," hence denotes "to pronounce happy, blessed," Luke 1:48 ; James 5:11 . See HAPPY.
B — 1: εὐλογητός (Strong's #2128 — Adjective — eulogetos — yoo-log-ay-tos' ) akin to A, 1, means "blessed, praised;" it is applied only to God, Mark 14:61 ; Luke 1:68 ; Romans 1:25 ; 9:5 ; 2 Corinthians 1:3 ; 11:31 ; Ephesians 1:3 ; 1 Peter 1:3 . In the Sept. it is also applied to man, e.g., in Genesis 24:31 ; 26:29 ; Deuteronomy 7:14 ; Judges 17:2 ; Ruth 2:20 ; 1 Samuel 15:13 .
B — 2: μακάριος (Strong's #3107 — Adjective — makarios — mak-ar'-ee-os ) akin to A, No. 3, is used in the beatitudes in Matthew 5 and Luke 6 , is especially frequent in the Gospel of Luke, and is found seven times in Revelation, 1:3; 14:13; 16:15; 19:9; 20:6; 22:7,14. It is said of God twice, 1 Timothy 1:11 ; 6:15 . In the beatitudes the Lord indicates not only the characters that are "blessed," but the nature of that which is the highest good.
C — 1: εὐλογία (Strong's #2129 — Noun Feminine — eulogia — yoo-log-ee'-ah ) akin to A, 1, lit., "good speaking, praise," is used of (a) God and Christ, Revelation 5:12,13 ; 7:12 ; (b) the invocation of blessings, benediction, Hebrews 12:17 ; James 3:10 ; (c) the giving of thanks, 1 Corinthians 10:16 ; (d) a blessing, a benefit bestowed, Romans 15:29 ; Galatians 3:14 ; Ephesians 1:3 ; Hebrews 6:7 ; of a monetary gift sent to needy believers, 2 Corinthians 9:5,6 ; (e) in a bad sense, of fair speech, Romans 16:18 , RV, where it is joined with chrestologia, "smooth speech," the latter relating to the substance, eulogia to the expression. See BOUNTY.
C — 2: Μακεδονία (Strong's #3109 — Noun Location — makarismos — mak-ed-on-ee'-ah ) akin to A, 3, "blessedness," indicates an ascription of blessing rather than a state; hence in Romans 4:6 , where the AV renders it as a noun, "(describeth) the blessedness;" the RV rightly puts "(pronounceth) blessing." So Romans 4:9 . In Galatians 4:15 the AV has "blessedness," RV, "gratulation." The Galatian believers had counted themselves happy when they heard and received the Gospel. Had they lost that opinion? See GRATULATION.
Note: In Acts 13:34 , hosia, lit., "holy things," is translated "mercies" (AV), "blessings" (RV).
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Seven Sorrows of the blessed Virgin Mary, Feasts o
Friday in Passion Week, commemorating the sorrow of Mary during the Passion , and Death of Christ; instituted by the provincial synod of Cologne in 1413 to expiate the crimes of the iconoclast Hussites, being termed the Compassion or Transfixion; extended to the entire Church by Pope Benedict XIII in 1727. The Stabat Mater is sung during Mass and Office.
September 15, in devotion to the seven dolors of Mary:
the prophecy of Simeon
flight into Egypt
loss of the Child Jesus at Jerusalem
meeting Jesus on the road to Calvary
standing at the foot of the Cross
the descent of Jesus from the Cross
His burial
It was first granted to the Servites in 1668, and extended to the whole Church by Pope Pius VII in 1814.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Rieti, Colomba of, blessed
(1467-1501) Virgin, Dominican tertiary, born Rieti, Italy; died Perugia, Italy. She established at Perugia a convent of which she became prioress, and saved the city from plague by offering herself as a victim. She was notable for her devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. Invoked against sorcery and temptation. Beatified, 1627. Relics at Perugia. Feast, Dominicans, May 20,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Spinola, Charles, blessed
(1662) Martyr, died Nagasaki, Japan. He studied at Nola, Italy, under his uncle Cardinal Filippo Spinola, and entered the Society of Jesus at Nola, 1584. After his ordination, 1594, he evinced an interest in missionary work and, after two attempts to reach Japan, was finally successful. For 18 years he labored there, propagating the Faith and winning many converts. After four years spent in the dungeon of Omura, he was burned alive. Beatified, 1867. Feast, September 10,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Soubirous, Bernadette, blessed
(1844-1879) Virgin, born Lourdes, France; died Nevers, France. When only 14 years of age she witnessed 18 apparitions of Our Lady at Lourdes, instructing her to make known to the world the miraculous healing powers which the Blessed Virgin would give to the waters there by her presence. In 1866 Bernadette joined the Sisters of Charity at Nevers and in 1878 took her perpetual vows. Beatified, 1925. Feast, in the dioceses of Nevers, Tarbes, and Lourdes, and in the chapels of the Sisters of Charity, May 12,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Rimini, Clare of, blessed
(Chiara Agolanti) (1282-1346) Matron, Poor Clare, born Rimini, Italy; died there. Having led a dissipated life, she repented, and as a Franciscan tertiary resolved to expiate her sins by penance. Later she became a Poor Clare and superioress at Rimini. Beatified, 1784. Buried in cathedral of Rimini. Feast, Rimini, February 10,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sisters of Charity of the blessed Virgin Mary
A congregation begun in 1831 by five women in Dublin, Ireland, and established in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1833 by Father T. Donoghoe, who is regarded as the founder. Their work is educational. The congregation has schools, academies, and colleges, all in the United States. The mother-house is in Dubuque, Iowa. They maintain a web site.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sisters of the Assumption of the blessed Virgin
A congregation founded by Father Jean Harper and four young girls of his parish in Nicolet, Canada in 1864. Their work consists of the education of the young. The congregation has 90 schools in Canada and the United States. The mother-house is at Nicolet.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sisters of the blessed Sacrament
A congregation founded by Saint Katharine Drexel at Philadelphia, 1889, for missionary labor among the Indians and blacks of the United States. The congregation manages schools, a college, and a house of social service, all in the United States. The mother-house is at Cornwells Heights, Pennsylvania.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Rosary of the blessed Virgin Mary
A form of prayer (vocal or mental), consisting of 15 decades of Hail Marys, said on beads, each decade preceded by an Our Father and followed by a Gloria, during the recitation of which the mind meditates or dwells on the principal mysteries of the life, death, and resurrection of Our Lord. This is the true Rosary, sometimes called the Dominican, or Rosary of Saint Dominic, because its origin has been traditionally attributed to that saint. As a rule five decades are recited at a time. Other rosaries are more properly called beads, as the beads of the Immaculate Conception, the beads of the Seven Dolors, the Blessed Sacrament beads. The Rosary is the most popular of the non-liturgical prayers. It has been richly indulgenced by many popes. The beads should be blessed by a Dominican or any other duly authorized priest. Pope Leo XIII instituted the Month of the Holy Rosary (October) and added the invocation "Queen of the Most Holy Rosary" to the Litany of Loreto in 1833.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sisters of Saint Ursula of the blessed Virgin
A religious congregation founded at Dole, France, by Anne de Xainctonge in 1606 for the teaching of girls, and works of mercy both spiritual and corporal. The society now has houses, academies, schools, and orphanages in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, and the United States. The mother-house is at Haverloo-les-Bruges, Belgium.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Servants of the Most blessed Sacrament
A religious congregation founded by Saint Pierre Julien Eymard assisted by Mother Margaret of the Blessed Sacrament at Angers, France in 1858, for the propagation of the devotion to the Most Blessed Sacrament. The order is contemplative and has perpetual adoration. The sisters make church ornaments. The congregation has houses in France, Belgium, Canada, and Brazil. The mother-house is at Angers.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sisters of the Incarnate Word And blessed Sacramen
A religious order founded by Jeanne Chezard de Matel at Rouen, France in 1625 for the education of youth. The houses are independent of one another. The order has houses in France, the United States, and Mexico.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Scapular of the Most blessed Trinity
A white scapular with a red and blue cross. Badge of the Confraternity of the Most Blessed Trinity. Said to have originated in a vision vouchsafed to Pope Innocent II in 1198 in which an angel garbed in these colors appeared to him and directed him to approve the Order of the Most Blessed Trinity for the redemption of captives. Each person who joins the Confraternity of the Blessed Trinity must be invested with this scapular and must constantly wear it. The indulgences of this confraternity were last approved by a Decree of the Congregation of Indulgences of August 13, 1899. The General of the Trinitarians may communicate to other priests the faculty of receiving into the confraternity and of blessing and investing with the scapular.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Rabanus Maurus, blessed
Also spelled Rhabanus, or Hrabanus. Archbishop of Mainz, German Born in Mainz, Germany, c.780;died at Winkel, German in 856. He joined the Benedictines at Fulda, became a pupil of Saint Alcuin at Tours, and returning to Fulda, taught there and became principal of the school. In 814 he was ordained and in 822 was made abbot of the monastery. His rule was distinguished by material, intellectual, and spiritual progress. His resignation was probably forced by King Louis the German, whom he had opposed in favor of Lothair. Rabanus became Archbishop of Mainz in 847. During his episcopacy he held three important synods. He left commentaries on the Scriptures, a martyrology, and other religious works. His relics were lost at Halle during the Reformation. Feast, February 4,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sisters of the blessed Sacrament (2)
An order founded primarily for the practise of perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament by Father Antoine le Quieu, who began his work at Marseilles in 1639. Each house is independent, having its own novitiate. The order is established in France, Belgium, England, and the United States.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Viraggio, James of, blessed
Archbishop of Genoa, born Viraggio (now Varezze), near Genoa, Italy, c.1230;died Genoa, Italy, 1298. He became a Dominican in 1244 and his reputation for piety, learning, and zeal in the care of souls spread rapidly. After several attempts to evade the episcopal dignity, he was elected to the archepiscopal See of Genoa, 1292, his episcopate falling in the period of dissension between the Guelphs and Ghibellines, whom he sought in vain to reconcile. He is the author of a collection of legendary lives of the saints, entitled the "Golden Legend." His works also include a chronicle of Genoa, a collection of 307 sermons, and a defense of the Dominican Order. Beatified, 1816. Relics in San Maria di Castello, Genoa. Feast, July 13,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Balbulus, Notker, blessed
Born Jonswil, Saint Gall, c.840;died 912. Monk. He composed a martyrology, and a metrical biography of Saint Gall, and is probably the author of the "Gesta Caroli Magni," a collection of legends. He introduced the sequence, a new kind of religious lyric, into Germany. Beatified, 1512. Feast, April 6,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Rice, Edmund Ignatius, blessed
Born on June 1, 1762 in Callan, Ireland; died on August 29, 1844 in Waterford, Ireland. Founded the Institute of Brothers of the Christian Schools, commonly known as the Irish Christian Brothers. Beatified on October 6, 1996.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Baldinucci, Anthony, blessed
Born on June 19, 1665 in Florence, Italy; died on November 6, 1717. Italian Jesuit missionary. He labored in the neighborhood of Frascati and Viterbo, Italy, his work being characterized by processions, during which Anthony and many of his flock scourged themselves with disciplines; his success was largely due to his propagation of devotion to the Blessed Virgin, whose image was always carried before him on his missions.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Suso, Henry, blessed
Confessor, Dominican mystic, born Constance, Germany, c.1295;died Ulm, 1366. He studied at Cologne under Eckhart the celebrated mystic. From his eighteenth year his life was dominated by a burning love for the Eternal Wisdom. Though an esteemed preacher his great work was as a spiritual director, his influence being particularly noticeable in the convents of KatherinenthaI and Toss. His "Little Book of Eternal Wisdom" is a most beautiful fruit of German mysticism. For centuries his works influenced spiritual writers and have contributed much to the formation of German prose. Represented with the Holy Name on his chest. Cult approved, 1831. Feast, March 2,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Ruysbroeck, John, blessed
Confessor, greatest Flemish mystic, prior of Groenendael, born Ruysbroeck, near Brussels, 1293; died Groenendael, 1381. With his uncle John Hinkaert and Francis van Coudenberg, both canons of Saint Gudule's, Brussels, retired to a hermitage at Groenendael in 1343; this was erected into a community of canons regular in 1349. He led a life of extreme austerity, became famous as a sublime contemplative, and skilled director of souls, and was called the Admirable Doctor and the Divine Doctor. His most characteristic treatise on mystical life is "The Spiritual Espousals."
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Society of the blessed Sacrament
Congregation of priests founded at Paris, France in 1865 by Blessed Pierre Julien Eymard, to devote themselves exclusively to the worship of the Holy Eucharist. In the houses of these Fathers, the Blessed Sacrament is always exposed for adoration, and the sanctuary never without adorers. All the houses in France were closed by the government in 1900, but Perpetual Adoration is continued in the Blessed Sacrament chapel in Paris. The first foundation in the United States was made in 1900, by Father Estevenon at Saint Jean Baptiste church, New York in 1904 the fathers opened a preparatory seminary at Suffern, Rockland County, New York, and they are now represented in the archdioceses of New York and Chicago. The general mother-house is at Rome; the novitiate for North America at Quebec, Canada. From every house of the congregation emanates a series of Eucharistic works, as: Eucharistic Weeks, or, Lights and Flowers; People's Eucharistic League; Priests' Eucharistic League; Sacerdotal Eucharistic League, etc. In the United States these Fathers publish Emmanuel, and The Sentinel of the Blessed Sacrament.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Serra, Junipero, blessed
Franciscan missionary to southwestern North America. Born on November 24, 1713 at Petra, Spanish Majorca as Miguel Jose Serra; died on August 28, 1784 of tuberculosis at Mission San Carlos, Monterey, California. Joined missionary college of San Fernando, Mexico, in 1749, and became famous as a fervent preacher, making long journeys on foot, though suffering much from lameness. In 1767 he was appointed superior of the Franciscan missions in Lower California, and in 1769 founded the first mission in Upper California. Difficulties with the military governor compelled Serra to appeal to the viceroy, who decided in his favor. In 1778 the faculty of administering Confirmation was granted. His principal writings are the Representacion, drawn up by the order of the viceroy; his Diario, and many letters. Beatified on September 25, 1988 by Pope John Paul II. Feast, July 1,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Richard Whiting, blessed
Last Abbot of Glastonbury; martyr. Born c.1460;died in 1539 at Tor Hill, Glastonbury, England. He was ordained in 1501, and elected abbot in 1525. He was hanged with John Thome and Roger James for refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy. Beatified in 1895.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Whiting, Richard, blessed
Last Abbot of Glastonbury; martyr. Born c.1460;died in 1539 at Tor Hill, Glastonbury, England. He was ordained in 1501, and elected abbot in 1525. He was hanged with John Thome and Roger James for refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy. Beatified in 1895.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - German Gardiner, blessed
Last martyr under Henry VIII, died Tyburn, England, 1544. His courage was aroused by the example of the martyrs, especially Blessed Thomas More, and he suffered the death of a traitor. Gardiner's indictment states that he was executed for endeavoring "to deprive the King of his dignity, title, and name of Supreme Head of the English and Irish Church."
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Richard Kirkman, blessed
Martyr Born in Addingham, Yorkshire, England; died in 1582 at York, England. He was ordained at Douai, and sent on the English mission in 1578. Arrested near Wakefield in 1582, he was tried for treason, convicted, and hanged. Beatified in 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sarkander, John, blessed
Martyr of the seal of confession, born Skotschau, Austrian Silesia, 1576; died Olmütz, 1620. He received his degree of master of philosophy at Prague, 1603, and was ordained, 1607. He was at Holleschau, formerly belonging to the Bohemian Brethren, now a Jesuit College, when Moravia was invaded by the Polish troops, and induced them to spare the college. The Protestants, therefore, accused him of bringing the enemy into the country, put him on trial, and tortured him when he refused to reveal what Lobkowitz, the governor of Moravia, had confessed to him. He died in prison. Beatified in 1860. Relics in the Cathedral of Olmütz.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Storey, John, blessed
Martyr, born 1504, died Tyburn, England, 1571. He was president of Broadgates Hall, now Pembroke College. Entering Parliament in 1547 he was imprisoned for opposing the Bill of Uniformity. He went to Louvain, but returned in 1553, and became chancellor to Bishop Bonner. Once more in Parliament, he was again imprisoned, this time for opposing the Bill of Supremacy. He fled to Antwerp, was arrested there, brought to England, and put to death in the Tower, for his faith. Beatified, 1886.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Story, John, blessed
Martyr, born 1504, died Tyburn, England, 1571. He was president of Broadgates Hall, now Pembroke College. Entering Parliament in 1547 he was imprisoned for opposing the Bill of Uniformity. He went to Louvain, but returned in 1553, and became chancellor to Bishop Bonner. Once more in Parliament, he was again imprisoned, this time for opposing the Bill of Supremacy. He fled to Antwerp, was arrested there, brought to England, and put to death in the Tower, for his faith. Beatified, 1886.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Shert, John, blessed
Martyr, born Cheshire, England; died Tyburn, England, 1582. He was educated at Oxford (B.A., Brasenose), taught school in London, was ordained at Rome, and was sent to the English mission. He was executed with Blessed Thomas Ford. Beatified, 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Schoeffler, Augustine, blessed
Martyr, born Mittelbronn, Germany, 1822; died Son-tai, Indo-China, 1851. After studies in the seminary at Pont a Mousson and the Grand Seminary of Nancy, he entered the Society of Foreign Missions at Paris, 1846, and was sent to the mission of Tonkin in Indo-China, 1847. His Apostolic labors began on his voyage to the East, and during his sojourn at Hong Kong, early in 1848, he preached to the native heathens. Arriving at Tonkin in the midst of a terrible persecution, he occupied himself with the study of the language and fulfilling the duties of the ministry throughout the province of Sudoa. In 1851 he penetrated farther into the country and labored at Bono, a large Christian parish. Here he was betrayed to the soldiers who were executing the general edict against Christians, was beheaded, and his head was thrown into the Song-Ka River. His body was buried in a neighboring village. Beatified, 1900; canonized 1988.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Rochester, John, blessed
Martyr, born probably Terling, Essex, England, c.1498;died York, England, 1537. He was a choir monk in the Charterhouse of London. He was hanged for opposing the new doctrine of royal supremacy. Beatified, 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Webster, Augustine, blessed
Martyr, Carthusian, prior of Axholme, Lincolnshire, England, executed at Tyburn, 1535, for refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy under Henry VIII.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Stone, John, blessed
Martyr, died at the Dane-John, Canterbury, England, 1539. He was an Austin Friar of Canterbury and a doctor of divinity, and was executed for denying the royal supremacy. Beatified, 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Rugg, John, blessed
Martyr, died Glastonbury, England, 1539. He had been a fellow of the two Saint Mary Winton colleges, and the first holder of the Wykehamical prebend "Bursalis," at Chichester, but was living in retirement at Glastonbury, where he was executed with his abbot, Blessed Hugh Faringdon, for refusing to take the oath of supremacy. Beatified, 1895.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Thorne, John, blessed
Martyr, died Glastonbury, England, 1539. He was a monk at Glastonbury, and was tortured with the Abbot Whiting, being fastened to hurdles, dragged by horses to the top of Tor Hill, and hanged. Beatified, 1895.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Robinson, Lawrence, blessed
Martyr, died London, 1582. He was of an ancient family of County Lancaster, England, celebrated for its devotion to the Faith. Educated at Oxford, he studied for the priesthood at Douai, and was ordained, 1577. He was sent to England, where he was arrested, 1581, accused of complicity in the pretended Rheims and Rome plot, and hanged.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Walworth, James, blessed
Martyr, died York, England, 1537. He was a Carthusian priest of the London Charterhouse, and was executed with Blessed John Rochester. Feast, May 11,.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Thompson, James, blessed
Martyr, died York, England, 1582. He studied at Cardinal Allen's college at Rheims, and by special dispensation received Holy Orders at Soissons, after one year. Sent on a mission to England, he was arrested at York, professed his priesthood, and was imprisoned, and hanged.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Edward Powell, blessed
Martyr, priest, born Wales, 1478; died London, England, 1540. He was one of the four theologians selected to defend the legality of the marriage of Catherine of Aragon, and fell into great disfavor for denouncing Henry's marriage with Anne Boleyn. In 1534 he was attainted for high treason in refusing to take the oath of succession. Deprived of his benefices, he was imprisoned in the tower of London, where he underwent a rigorous confinement. His sentence was not carried out, however, until July 30, 1540.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sebastian Newdigate, blessed
Martyr; died in Tyburn, England in 1525. Educated at Cambridge, he later went to court and became a favorite of King Henry VIII, to whom he served as privy councilor. After the death of his wife in 1534 he became a monk in the London Charterhouse. Arrested in 1535 for refusing the Oath of Supremacy, he was imprisoned in the Marshalsea prison where he was subjected to torture. Tried before the council, he was condemned to the Tower, and executed with Thomas Exmew and Humphrey Middlemore. Beatified in 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Richard Fetherston, blessed
Martyr; hanged, drawn, and quartered on July 30, 1540 at Smithfield, England. He was chaplain to Catherine of Aragon, and defended her cause against King Henry VIII. Marytred for refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy. Beatified in 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Thirkeld, Richard, blessed
Martyr. Born at Coniscliffe, Durham, England; died on May 29, 1583 at York, England. He graduated from Queen's College, Oxford, was ordained, at Rheims, 1579, and began his mission near York. He was arrested in 1583, professed his priesthood, was tried, and hanged. Beatified in 1886 by Pope Leo XIII.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Richard Thirkeld, blessed
Martyr. Born at Coniscliffe, Durham, England; died on May 29, 1583 at York, England. He graduated from Queen's College, Oxford, was ordained, at Rheims, 1579, and began his mission near York. He was arrested in 1583, professed his priesthood, was tried, and hanged. Beatified in 1886 by Pope Leo XIII.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Robert Johnson, blessed
Martyr. Born in Shropshire, England; died in 1582 at London, England. He was ordained at Douai, France, and sent to England in 1576. Arrested in 1580, he was imprisoned in the Tower, tried with Saint Edmund Campion and others, convicted of complicity in the pretended Rheims and Rome plot, and hanged. Beatified in 1886.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Robert Lawrence, blessed
Martyr. Died in 1535 at Tyburn, London, England. A Carthusian priest, prior of Beauvale in Nottingham, he was executed with John Houghton and the other Carthusian friars. Beatified in 1886.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Salt, Robert, blessed
Martyr. Died in 1537 in Newgate prison, London. Carthusian lay brother. Imprisoned for refusing the Oath of Supremacy, and starved to death along with Thomas Johnson and the other Carthusians. Beatified in 1886.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Robert Salt, blessed
Martyr. Died in 1537 in Newgate prison, London. Carthusian lay brother. Imprisoned for refusing the Oath of Supremacy, and starved to death along with Thomas Johnson and the other Carthusians. Beatified in 1886.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Roger James, blessed
Martyr. Died in 1539 in Glastonbury, England. He was sub-treasurer of the Abbey of Glastonbury, and was arrested with his abbot, Blessed Richard Whiting, and Blessed John Thorne, tried at Wells, and executed for refusing to acknowledge the king's ecclesiastical supremacy. Beatified in 1895.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Richard Bere, blessed
Martyred on August 9, 1537 at Newgate, England. He was the nephew of Richard Bere, abbot of Glastonbury, and was a monk in the London Charterhouse. With the other Charterhouse monks he was arrested, imprisoned at Newgate, and starved to death. Beatified in 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Rudolph Acquaviva, blessed
Missionary Born on October 2, 1550 in Atri, Italy; martyred on July 25, 1583 in Cuncolim, India. A nephew of Claudius Acquaviva. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1568, and arrived at Goa, India in 1578. He spent three years at the court of the Great Mogul. While preparing the site of a new church, he was slain with several companions. Beatified on April 16, 1893.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Veuster, Joseph de, blessed
Missionary priest, born Tremeloo, Belgium, 1840; died Molokai, Hawaii, 1889. Member of the Fathers of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, he was sent to Hawaii where he became resident priest in the leper reserve at Molokai, and for years was the only person to minister to their spiritual and medical wants. Stricken with disease, 1885, he continued his work to the end. His name was attacked by a Presbyterian minister named Hyde, and brilliantly vindicated by Robert Louis Stevenson in a philippic entitled "Father Damien" (Notre Dame, Indiana, 1911). He was declared Venerable in 1977, and beatified on June 3, 1995.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sentinel of the blessed Sacrament
Official organ of the People's Eucharistic League, published in New York City by the Fathers of the Blessed Sacrament to foster a greater reverence for the Most Blessed Sacrament; founded in 1898.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sisters of the Presentation of the blessed Virgin
Religious congregation founded at Thueyts, France, by Mother Marie Rivier in 1796 for the education of girls. The congregation has houses, including schools and academies, in France, Switzerland, England, Spain, Italy, the Madeira Islands, Canada, and the United States. The mother-house is at Bourg Saint-Andeol, France.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sodality of the blessed Virgin Mary
Special devotions in honor of the Blessed Virgin were practised in the Jesuit schools in the 16th century. John Leon, a Belgian scholastic, who had learned this pious custom from Father Sebastian Cabarassi, S.J., in Sicily (c.1550) instituted the first sodality in the Roman College in 1563. Associations were formed in many schools in Europe and, at the request of Claudius Acquaviva, S.J., the Roman sodality was canonically erected (1584), with title "First Primary," by Pope Gregory XIII, who gave the Father General power to erect like sodalities and aggregate them to the mother Sodality. In 1751 the doors of the First Primary were opened to women's sodalities and in 1824 permission was given by Pope Leo XII for the affiliation of societies not under Jesuit direction. The main principles of the sodality, which state that it should be a select body devoted to the Blessed Mother and aiming at more than ordinary goodness, as well as the Act of Consecration, have remained the same since its origin in 1563.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Stommeln, Christine of, blessed
Virgin, born Stommeln, near Cologne, Germany in 1242; died in 1312. From very early youth she experienced visions and mystical trials. At the age of 12 she joined the Beguines and at 15 received the stigmata. Doubted and misunderstood, she was forced finally to leave the Beguines. She died in peace. Relics in church at Jülich, where, although not officially venerated by the Church, she is honored, November 6,.
The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia - Mary, the blessed Virgin
(See BLESSED VIRGIN MARY.)
Mass—The old name for the Sacrament of the Holy Communion, beinga corruption of the Latin, Ite, Missa est, meaning "the peopleare now dismissed." "This name was retained in the Prayer Book of1549, the title of the Office being 'The Supper of the Lord, andthe Holy Communion, commonly called the Mass.'" In the Prayer Bookof 1552 the word "Mass" was dropped and has not since appeared inthe Prayer Book, and in consequence has become generally disused.The term, however, is still retained in popular usage as in thewords Christmas, Michaelmas, etc. The Swedish and also the GermanReformers retained the name "Mass" for the principal service of theChurch, whether it did or did not include a Celebration of the HolyCommunion.
The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia - blessed Virgin Mary
The title which the Church has always givento the Mother of our Lord, and by which all devout churchmen speakof her of whom the angel declared, "Blessed art thou among women.""Not even the glorified Saints who have attained to the purity andbliss of Heaven are raised to higher blessedness and purity thanthat saintly maiden was whom Elizabeth was inspired to call 'theMother of my Lord.' This sanctity of the Blessed Virgin through herassociation with her Divine Son has always been kept vividly inview by the Church."
The perpetual Virginity of the lowly Mother of our Lord has alwaysbeen a very strong tradition among all devout Christians; a beliefwhich is prompted by reverence for the great mystery of theIncarnation, and confirmed by the universal consent of the Church.The term "brethren" of our Lord, which occurs in the New Testamentmeans simply kindred, according to the Jewish use of the word.
Two days are set apart to the honor of the Blessed Virgin, viz.,The Feast of the Annunciation, March 25th, and the Feast of thePurification, February 2d. (See articles on these Festivals.)

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term used by Spiritists to designate the physical phenomena by which object are suspended in the air by supposed supernormal means ...
the experience of certain ecstatics, lifted from the ground when at prayer; those reported to have his gift include:
Saint Agnes of Montepulciano
Blessed Ambrose Sansedoni of Siena
Blessed Archangela Girlani
Saint Charbel Makhlouf
Saint Christina Ciccarelli
Saint Christina the Astonishing
Blessed Flora of Beaulieu
Blessed Frances de Posadas
Saint Francis Fasani
Saint Francis of Paola
Blessed James of Bitetto
Saint John Joseph of the Cross
Saint Joseph of Cupertino
Saint John of Sahagun
Blessed Louise degli Albertoni
Saint Lutgardis
Blessed Maria Adeodata Pisani
Blessed Maria Bagnesi
Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified
Saint Padre Pio
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blessed Thomas Green (perhaps alias Thomas Greenwood), choir monk of the London Charterhouse, died of starvation in Newgate Prison, London on June 10,1537...
blessed Thomas Johnson, choir monk of the London Charterhouse, died of starvation in Newgate Prison, London on September 20,1537...
blessed Thomas Redyng, laybrother of the London Charterhouse, died of starvation in Newgate Prison, London on June 16,1537...
blessed Thomas Scryven, laybrother of the London Charterhouse, died of starvation in Newgate Prison, London on June 15,1537...
blessed Walter Pierson, laybrother of the London Charterhouse, died of starvation in Newgate Prison, London on June 10,1537...
blessed William Exmew, procurator of the London Charterhouse, executed at Tyburn, London, on June 19,1535...
blessed William Greenwood, laybrother of the London Charterhouse, died of starvation in Newgate Prison, London on June 6,1537...
blessed William Horne, laybrother of the London Charterhouse, hanged, disembowelled, and quartered at Tyburn, London on August 4,1540...
Saint Augustine Webster...
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blessed Thomas Johnson, choir monk of the London Charterhouse, died of starvation in Newgate Prison, London on September 20,1537...
blessed Thomas Redyng, laybrother of the London Charterhouse, died of starvation in Newgate Prison, London on June 16,1537...
blessed Thomas Scryven, laybrother of the London Charterhouse, died of starvation in Newgate Prison, London on June 15,1537...
blessed Walter Pierson, laybrother of the London Charterhouse, died of starvation in Newgate Prison, London on June 10,1537...
blessed William Exmew, procurator of the London Charterhouse, executed at Tyburn, London, on June 19,1535...
blessed William Greenwood, laybrother of the London Charterhouse, died of starvation in Newgate Prison, London on June 6,1537...
blessed William Horne, laybrother of the London Charterhouse, hanged, disembowelled, and quartered at Tyburn, London on August 4,1540...
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Happy, Happier - A — 1: μακάριος (Strong's #3107 — Adjective — makarios — mak-ar'-ee-os ) "blessed, happy," is rendered "happy" in the RV, in two places only, as in the AV, Acts 26:2 ; Romans 14:22 (where "blessed" would have done); also the comparative "happier" in 1 Corinthians 7:40 . Elsewhere the RV uses "blessed" for AV "happy," e. See blessed. ...
B — 1: μακαρίζω (Strong's #3106 — Verb — makarizo — mak-ar-id'-zo ) "to call blessed," Luke 1:48 , is rendered "we count . See blessed
Divine Praises - The praises recited after Benediction of the blessed Sacrament, beginning "Blessed be God
b.v.m. - = Beata Virqo Maria; blessed Virgin Mary ...
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s.s.s. - = Societas Sanctissimi Sacramenti; Fathers of the blessed Sacrament; Congregation of the blessed Sacrament; Sacramentines ...
English Martyrs - ...
Abbot, Austin (alias John Rivers), priest
Abbot, Henry, blessed
Abbot, John, layman, 1597
Abel, Thomas, blessed
Ackridge, John, priest, 1585
Ackridge, Thomas, Franciscan, 1583
Adams, John, Venerable
Adams, Richard, priest
Ailworth (Aylword) William, layman, 1580
Aldham (Adelham), Placid, Benedictine, 1679
Alfield, Thomas, blessed
Allen, John, priest, 1538
Allison, William, priest, 1681
Almond, John, Saint
Almond, John, Cistercian, 1585
Amias, John, blessed
Anderton, Robert, blessed
Andleby, William, blessed
Arden, Edward, layman, 1584
Arrowsmith, Edmund, Saint
Arrowsmith, Thurstan, layman, 1583
Ash, Anthony, layman
Ashby (Asleby), George, monk, 1537
Ashby, Thomas, Venerable
Ashley, Ralph, blessed
Ashton, Roger, Venerable
Aske, Robert, layman, 1537
Atkins, William, Jesuit, 1681
Atkinson, James, layman, 1595
Atkinson, Nicholas, priest, 1610
Atkinson, Thomas, blessed
Bailey, Lawrence, Venerable
Baldwin (Bawden), William, priest, 1588
Bales, Christopher, blessed
Bales, Alexander, layman
Bamber, Edward, blessed
Bannersley, William, priest
Barkworth, Mark, blessed
Barlow, Ambrose Edward, Saint
Barnes, Ralph, monk, 1537
Barrow, William
Barton, Elizabeth
Battie, Anthony
Bayle, Ralph, bishop, 1559
Beche, John, blessed
Bedal, Thomas, priest, 1568-1590
Bedingfeld, Thomas, Venerable, Jesuit, 1678
Beesley, George, blessed
Belohiam, Thomas, Venerable, O. , 1537-1538
Bell, Arthur, blessed
Bell, James, blessed
Belser, Thomas, priest
Belson, Thomas, Venerable, layman, 1589
Bentney (alias Bennet), William, Jesuit, 1692
Bere, Richard, blessed
Berisford, Humphrey, layman, 1588
Bickerdyke, Robert, Venerable, layman, 1595
Bigod, Sir Francis, 1537
Bird, James, blessed
Bird, Robert, priest, 1540
Bird, William, priest, 1540
Birkett, Richard, priest, 1680
Bishop, Thomas, layman, 1569-1570
Blackburne, William, priest, 1586
Blake, Alexander, Venerable, layman, 1590
Blenkinsop, Thomas, layman, 1593
Blonham, Laurence, monk, 1537
Blount, Thomas, priest, 1647
Bocking, Edward, Benedictine, 1537
Bodey, John, blessed
Bolbet, Richard, layman, 1589
Bonner, Edmund, bishop, 1569
Bosgrave, Thomas, blessed
Boste, John, Saint
Bourne, Gilbert, bishop, 1569
Bowes, Marmaduke, Venerable, layman, 1585
Bowes, Richard, priest, 1590
Boxall, John, priest, 1571
Bradley, Richard, Jesuit, 1645
Branton, Stephen, layman, 1591
Brazier (Grimes), Matthew, Jesuit, 1650
Bredstock, William, layman, 1590
Briant, Alexander, blessed
Brindholme, Edmund, Venerable, priest, 1540-1544
Britton, John, Venerable, layman, 1598
Brookby, Anthony, Venerable, O. , 1537-1538
Brown, James, Benedictine, 1640-1651
Brown, William, Venerable, layman, 1604
Browne, Humphrey, Jesuit
Brownel, Thomas, Brigittine laybrother
Brushford, James, priest, 1593
Buckley, John, Saint
Budge, Lucy, lay person, 1587-88
Bullaker, Thomas, blessed
Burden, Edward, Venerable, priest, 1538
Burraby, William, priest, 1537
Buxton, Christopher, Venerable, priest, died Canterbury, 1588
Cadwallador, Roger, blessed
Campion, Edmund, blessed
Cannon, Edmund, priest, 1640-1651
Cansfield, Brian, Venerable, Jesuit, 1643
Carew, Sir Nicholas, 1538
Carey, John, blessed
Carter, William, blessed
Catheriok, Edmund, Venerable, priest, 1642
Chalmar, John
Chalmer, Isabel, lay person
Chaplain, William, layman, 1584
Chedsey, William, priest, 1561
Claxton (Clarkson), James, Venerable, priest, 1588
Clayton, James, priest, 1588
Clitherow, Margaret, Saint
Cockerell, James, prior of Guisborough, 1537
Coe, William, monk, 1537
Cole, Henry, priest, 1579-1580
Coleman, Edward, blessed
Coleman, Walter, Franciscan, 1645
Collier, Laurence, Franciscan, 1590
Collins, John, priest, 1584
Comberford, Henry, priest, 1584
Constable, Benedict, Benedictine, 1683
Constable, John, died York gaol, 1581
Constable, Robert, layman, 1537
Cook, Lawrence, O. prior of Doncaster, 1540
Cooper, John, layman, 1580
Coppinger, Richard, Benedictine, 1558
Corbie, Ralph, Venerable, Jesuit, 1644
Cornelius, John, blessed
Cort, Thomas, Venerable, Franciscan, 1537-38
Cosen, Thomas, layman, 1589
Cotesmore, Thomas, priest, 1584
Cottam, Thomas, blessed
Coudres, Martin, Augustinian, 1544
Courtney, Henry, Marquess of Exeter, 1538
Cowling (Collins), Ralph, layman, 1587
Cowper, William, monk, 1537
Cox, Robert, Benedictine, 1650
Creagh
Martyrs, English - ...
Abbot, Austin (alias John Rivers), priest
Abbot, Henry, blessed
Abbot, John, layman, 1597
Abel, Thomas, blessed
Ackridge, John, priest, 1585
Ackridge, Thomas, Franciscan, 1583
Adams, John, Venerable
Adams, Richard, priest
Ailworth (Aylword) William, layman, 1580
Aldham (Adelham), Placid, Benedictine, 1679
Alfield, Thomas, blessed
Allen, John, priest, 1538
Allison, William, priest, 1681
Almond, John, Saint
Almond, John, Cistercian, 1585
Amias, John, blessed
Anderton, Robert, blessed
Andleby, William, blessed
Arden, Edward, layman, 1584
Arrowsmith, Edmund, Saint
Arrowsmith, Thurstan, layman, 1583
Ash, Anthony, layman
Ashby (Asleby), George, monk, 1537
Ashby, Thomas, Venerable
Ashley, Ralph, blessed
Ashton, Roger, Venerable
Aske, Robert, layman, 1537
Atkins, William, Jesuit, 1681
Atkinson, James, layman, 1595
Atkinson, Nicholas, priest, 1610
Atkinson, Thomas, blessed
Bailey, Lawrence, Venerable
Baldwin (Bawden), William, priest, 1588
Bales, Christopher, blessed
Bales, Alexander, layman
Bamber, Edward, blessed
Bannersley, William, priest
Barkworth, Mark, blessed
Barlow, Ambrose Edward, Saint
Barnes, Ralph, monk, 1537
Barrow, William
Barton, Elizabeth
Battie, Anthony
Bayle, Ralph, bishop, 1559
Beche, John, blessed
Bedal, Thomas, priest, 1568-1590
Bedingfeld, Thomas, Venerable, Jesuit, 1678
Beesley, George, blessed
Belohiam, Thomas, Venerable, O. , 1537-1538
Bell, Arthur, blessed
Bell, James, blessed
Belser, Thomas, priest
Belson, Thomas, Venerable, layman, 1589
Bentney (alias Bennet), William, Jesuit, 1692
Bere, Richard, blessed
Berisford, Humphrey, layman, 1588
Bickerdyke, Robert, Venerable, layman, 1595
Bigod, Sir Francis, 1537
Bird, James, blessed
Bird, Robert, priest, 1540
Bird, William, priest, 1540
Birkett, Richard, priest, 1680
Bishop, Thomas, layman, 1569-1570
Blackburne, William, priest, 1586
Blake, Alexander, Venerable, layman, 1590
Blenkinsop, Thomas, layman, 1593
Blonham, Laurence, monk, 1537
Blount, Thomas, priest, 1647
Bocking, Edward, Benedictine, 1537
Bodey, John, blessed
Bolbet, Richard, layman, 1589
Bonner, Edmund, bishop, 1569
Bosgrave, Thomas, blessed
Boste, John, Saint
Bourne, Gilbert, bishop, 1569
Bowes, Marmaduke, Venerable, layman, 1585
Bowes, Richard, priest, 1590
Boxall, John, priest, 1571
Bradley, Richard, Jesuit, 1645
Branton, Stephen, layman, 1591
Brazier (Grimes), Matthew, Jesuit, 1650
Bredstock, William, layman, 1590
Briant, Alexander, blessed
Brindholme, Edmund, Venerable, priest, 1540-1544
Britton, John, Venerable, layman, 1598
Brookby, Anthony, Venerable, O. , 1537-1538
Brown, James, Benedictine, 1640-1651
Brown, William, Venerable, layman, 1604
Browne, Humphrey, Jesuit
Brownel, Thomas, Brigittine laybrother
Brushford, James, priest, 1593
Buckley, John, Saint
Budge, Lucy, lay person, 1587-88
Bullaker, Thomas, blessed
Burden, Edward, Venerable, priest, 1538
Burraby, William, priest, 1537
Buxton, Christopher, Venerable, priest, died Canterbury, 1588
Cadwallador, Roger, blessed
Campion, Edmund, blessed
Cannon, Edmund, priest, 1640-1651
Cansfield, Brian, Venerable, Jesuit, 1643
Carew, Sir Nicholas, 1538
Carey, John, blessed
Carter, William, blessed
Catheriok, Edmund, Venerable, priest, 1642
Chalmar, John
Chalmer, Isabel, lay person
Chaplain, William, layman, 1584
Chedsey, William, priest, 1561
Claxton (Clarkson), James, Venerable, priest, 1588
Clayton, James, priest, 1588
Clitherow, Margaret, Saint
Cockerell, James, prior of Guisborough, 1537
Coe, William, monk, 1537
Cole, Henry, priest, 1579-1580
Coleman, Edward, blessed
Coleman, Walter, Franciscan, 1645
Collier, Laurence, Franciscan, 1590
Collins, John, priest, 1584
Comberford, Henry, priest, 1584
Constable, Benedict, Benedictine, 1683
Constable, John, died York gaol, 1581
Constable, Robert, layman, 1537
Cook, Lawrence, O. prior of Doncaster, 1540
Cooper, John, layman, 1580
Coppinger, Richard, Benedictine, 1558
Corbie, Ralph, Venerable, Jesuit, 1644
Cornelius, John, blessed
Cort, Thomas, Venerable, Franciscan, 1537-38
Cosen, Thomas, layman, 1589
Cotesmore, Thomas, priest, 1584
Cottam, Thomas, blessed
Coudres, Martin, Augustinian, 1544
Courtney, Henry, Marquess of Exeter, 1538
Cowling (Collins), Ralph, layman, 1587
Cowper, William, monk, 1537
Cox, Robert, Benedictine, 1650
Creagh
Devotions - Pious practises in honor of the blessed Trinity, Our Lord, the blessed Virgin, angels, and saints
Siena, Italy, City of - Siena was the home of the artists Duccio, Simone Martini (1285-1344), and the brothers Pisani; of the illustrious Gigli, and Cardinal Piccolomini; of many saints, including ...
Blessed Alda
Blessed Ambrose Sansedoni of Siena
Blessed Anna Maria Taigi
Saint Bernard Tolomeo
Blessed Bonaventure Tolomei
Saint Catherine of Siena
Blessed Francis Patrizzi
Saint Galganus
Blessed Joachim Piccolomini
Blessed John Colombini
Saint Rodolfo
The city is the seat of an archdiocese, and does, of course, have patron saints
Abigail - He saw the hand of the Lord in the appointment; and, first, he blessed God; and next, he blessed her advice; and next, he blessed her: for all come in for a blessing, since the Lord had wrought deliverance by such means from sin. "Blessed (said he) be the Lord; and blessed be thy advice; and blessed be thou that hast kept me this day from shedding blood
Blessed - Esher (אֶשֶׁר, Strong's #835), “blessed; happy. The state that the blessed one enjoys does not always appear to be “happy”: “Behold, blessed [1] is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: for he maketh sore, and bindeth up …” (Job 5:17-18). Eliphaz was not describing Job’s condition as a happy one; it was “blessed,” however, inasmuch as God was concerned about him. Because it was a blessed state and the outcome would be good, Job was expected to laugh at his adversity (Job 5:22). ...
God is not always the one who makes one “blessed. ...
One’s status before God (being “blessed”) is not always expressed in terms of the individual or social conditions that bring what moderns normally consider to be “happiness. ” So although it is appropriate to render 'esher as “blessed,” the rendering of “happiness” does not always convey its emphasis to modern readers
Sentinel of the Blessed Sacrament - Official organ of the People's Eucharistic League, published in New York City by the Fathers of the blessed Sacrament to foster a greater reverence for the Most blessed Sacrament; founded in 1898
Benedight - ) blessed
bb. - = beati (blessed) ...
Order of Our Lady of Mercy For the Ransom of Capti - Notable Mercedarians include ...
Blessed Margarita de Maturana
Blessed Mariana of Jesus
Blessed Mary de Cerevellon
Blessed Peter Armengol
Saint Peter Nolasco
Blessed Peter Paschal
Saint Raymond Nonnatus
Mercedarians - Notable Mercedarians include ...
Blessed Margarita de Maturana
Blessed Mariana of Jesus
Blessed Mary de Cerevellon
Blessed Peter Armengol
Saint Peter Nolasco
Blessed Peter Paschal
Saint Raymond Nonnatus
Baruch - Who is blessed
Liturgical Use of Bread - ...
(1) Formerly popes and bishops sent blessed bread to their priests to symbolize union.
(3) Little loaves or cakes were formerly blessed, and sent by bishops and priests to others in sign of fraternal affection.
(4) Bread blessed at the Offertory is distributed to the faithful (see antidoron eulogia).
(5) Bread brought by the faithful is blessed at the Sunday parochial Mass
b.v. - = Beata Virgo (Blessed Virgin) ...
Virgin Mary - (See blessed VIRGIN MARY
James, Roger, Blessed - He was sub-treasurer of the Abbey of Glastonbury, and was arrested with his abbot, blessed Richard Whiting, and blessed John Thorne, tried at Wells, and executed for refusing to acknowledge the king's ecclesiastical supremacy
Roger James, Blessed - He was sub-treasurer of the Abbey of Glastonbury, and was arrested with his abbot, blessed Richard Whiting, and blessed John Thorne, tried at Wells, and executed for refusing to acknowledge the king's ecclesiastical supremacy
m.s.s. - = Missionaries of the blessed Sacrament ...
s.b.s. - = Servants of the blessed Sacrament ...
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament - The Catholic Church teaches that the highest type of worship (latria) is to be given to the blessed Sacrament. This doctrine follows logically from two revealed truths: that Jesus Christ, even in His humanity, on account of His Divine personality is worthy of Divine homage; and that Jesus Christ is really present in the blessed Sacrament. The manner of showing homage to the blessed Sacrament has varied in the Catholic Church in different ages. In the Latin Church a genuflection is made, single if the blessed Sacrament is in the tabernacle, double if it is exposed
Blest - ) blessed
Weleful - ) Producing prosperity or happiness; blessed
m.s.b.t. - = Missionary Servants of the Most blessed Trinity ...
Unsely - ) Not blessed or happy; wretched; unfortunate
c.v.i. - = Sisters of the Incarnate Word and blessed Sacrament ...
i.b.v.m. - = Institute of the blessed Virgin Mary; Loreto Sisters ...
i.w.b.s. - = Sisters of the Incarnate Word and blessed Sacrament ...
B. - = beatus (blessed) ...
= Clerics Regular of Saint Paul; Barnabites ...
s.i.w. - = Sisters of the Incarnate Word and blessed Sacrament ...
p.b.v.m. - = Sisters of the Presentation of the blessed Virgin Mary ...
Joachim, Saint - (Hebrew: the Lord will judge) ...
Father of the blessed Virgin Mary. Tradition holds that Saint Joachim and Saint Anne were the parents of the blessed Virgin, although nothing is known of them, except that they lived in Galilee, and later in Jerusalem, where their traditional tomb was rediscovered in 1889
Bar'Achel - (God has blessed ), father of Elihu
m.i.c. - = Marian Clerics of the Immaculate Conception of the blessed Virgin Mary ...
Devotion to the Blessed Sacrament - Among, the various devotions to the blessed Sacrament may be mentioned: ...
Adoration, Perpetual
Benediction
Exposition
Forty Hours, and
Visits to the blessed Sacrament
each of which is treated under its own article in this document. ...
Amongst the most beautiful and inspiring of devotions to the blessed Sacrament are processions in which the blessed Sacrament is borne along the line of march by the priest. The hymn chanted during the procession, the "Pange Lingua," has special reference to "the blessed Sacrament
Beatify - ) To pronounce or regard as happy, or supremely blessed, or as conferring happiness. ) To ascertain and declare, by a public process and decree, that a deceased person is one of "the blessed" and is to be reverenced as such, though not canonized
Beatitude of Heaven - The accidental beatitude of heaven arises from the possession of those created goods which God gives the blessed, e. , glorified body after the general resurrection, society of the blessed
Philippi - A city of Macedon, rendered memorable from Paul the apostle having preached the gospel to the people there by the direction of a vision, and having sent that blessed Epistle there which we have still preserved in the New Testament, and made so truly blessed to the church
Servants of the Most Blessed Sacrament - A religious congregation founded by Saint Pierre Julien Eymard assisted by Mother Margaret of the blessed Sacrament at Angers, France in 1858, for the propagation of the devotion to the Most blessed Sacrament
Skull - Emblem in art, symbolic of meditation and of detachment from the world, usually associated with hermits and solitaries, especially ...
Saint Bruno
Saint Francis Borgia
Saint Francis of Assisi
Saint Francis of Paola
Saint Gebhard of Constance
Blessed Godfrey of Cappenberg
Saint Jerome
Saint Mary of Egypt
Saint Macarius the Younger
Saint Odilo of Cluny
Blessed Peter of Città di Castello
Logos - (Greek: word) ...
Saint John's name for the Second Person of the blessed Trinity
Laudate Dominum - Opening words of Psalms 116, commonly chanted after the Benediction of the blessed Sacrament
Shabbat mevarchim - "Sabbath of Blessing"); the Shabbat on which the forthcoming new month is blessed ...
Berachi'ah - (blessed of Jehovah ), a Gershonite Levite, father of Asaph
Benediction With Ciborium - A less solemn form of Benediction of the blessed Sacrament. The tabernacle is opened so that the ciborium containing the blessed Sacrament can be seen; the "Tantum Ergo," "Panem de crelo" etc. , and the prayer of the blessed Sacrament are sung or recited and the priest imparts the blessing with the ciborium as is done in the more solemn form with the ostensorium
Translation - And the work itself may be considered as among the most blessed monuments of the church. The memory of the authors of it under the grace of the Holy Ghost is truly blessed, and proves that Scripture, "the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance
Blessedness - ) The state of being blessed; happiness; felicity; bliss; heavenly joys; the favor of God
Lilies - In Christian art it is an emblem of ...
the Annunciation, to indicate the purity of the blessed Virgin Mary
Saint Agnes of Montepulciano
Saint Angelus of Jerusalem, as a symbol of his pure speech
Saint Anthony of Padua
Saint Antonius of Florence
Saint Casimir of Poland
Saint Catherine of Siena
Saint Catherine of Sweden
Saint Clydog
Saint Columba of Rieti
Saint Daria
Saint Didacus
Saint Dominic de Guzman
Saint Emerentiana, as a symbol of a pure death
Saint Francis Xavier
Gabriel the Archangel due to his connection to the blessed Virgin Mary and the Annunciation
Saint Gertrude the Great
Saint Joseph, whose staff (according to an ancient legend) bloomed into lilies in the presence of Mary as a symbol of his chastity
Saint Justina of Padua
Saint Kenelm
Saint Lydwina of Schiedam
Saint Martina
Saint Margaret of Hungary
Saint Mary Anne de Paredes, in reference the lily that grew from her spilled blood
Saint Nicholas of Tolentino
Blessed Osanna Andreasi
Saint Pulcheria
Saint Ursicinus of Saint-Ursanne
and others. Part of the commonly used informal titles of ...
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, the Lily of the Mohawks
Blessed Mariana of Jesus, the Lily of Madrid
Saint Mary Anne de Paredes, the Lily of Quito
Saint Rafqa, the Lily of Himlaya
The name Susanna derives from a word for lily
Lily - In Christian art it is an emblem of ...
the Annunciation, to indicate the purity of the blessed Virgin Mary
Saint Agnes of Montepulciano
Saint Angelus of Jerusalem, as a symbol of his pure speech
Saint Anthony of Padua
Saint Antonius of Florence
Saint Casimir of Poland
Saint Catherine of Siena
Saint Catherine of Sweden
Saint Clydog
Saint Columba of Rieti
Saint Daria
Saint Didacus
Saint Dominic de Guzman
Saint Emerentiana, as a symbol of a pure death
Saint Francis Xavier
Gabriel the Archangel due to his connection to the blessed Virgin Mary and the Annunciation
Saint Gertrude the Great
Saint Joseph, whose staff (according to an ancient legend) bloomed into lilies in the presence of Mary as a symbol of his chastity
Saint Justina of Padua
Saint Kenelm
Saint Lydwina of Schiedam
Saint Martina
Saint Margaret of Hungary
Saint Mary Anne de Paredes, in reference the lily that grew from her spilled blood
Saint Nicholas of Tolentino
Blessed Osanna Andreasi
Saint Pulcheria
Saint Ursicinus of Saint-Ursanne
and others. Part of the commonly used informal titles of ...
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, the Lily of the Mohawks
Blessed Mariana of Jesus, the Lily of Madrid
Saint Mary Anne de Paredes, the Lily of Quito
Saint Rafqa, the Lily of Himlaya
The name Susanna derives from a word for lily
Society of the Blessed Sacrament - Congregation of priests founded at Paris, France in 1865 by blessed Pierre Julien Eymard, to devote themselves exclusively to the worship of the Holy Eucharist. In the houses of these Fathers, the blessed Sacrament is always exposed for adoration, and the sanctuary never without adorers. All the houses in France were closed by the government in 1900, but Perpetual Adoration is continued in the blessed Sacrament chapel in Paris. In the United States these Fathers publish Emmanuel, and The Sentinel of the blessed Sacrament
Barachel - (bahr' uh chehl) Personal name meaning, “God blessed
John Beche, Blessed - In 1534 he took the Oath of Supremacy, but later incurred the king's resentment by expressing admiration for the martyrs, blessed John Fisher and blessed Thomas More
Marshall, Thomas - In 1534 he took the Oath of Supremacy, but later incurred the king's resentment by expressing admiration for the martyrs, blessed John Fisher and blessed Thomas More
Beche, John, Blessed - In 1534 he took the Oath of Supremacy, but later incurred the king's resentment by expressing admiration for the martyrs, blessed John Fisher and blessed Thomas More
Thomas Marshall 16th Century - In 1534 he took the Oath of Supremacy, but later incurred the king's resentment by expressing admiration for the martyrs, blessed John Fisher and blessed Thomas More
Most Blessed Trinity, Scapular of the - Badge of the Confraternity of the Most blessed Trinity. Said to have originated in a vision vouchsafed to Pope Innocent II in 1198 in which an angel garbed in these colors appeared to him and directed him to approve the Order of the Most blessed Trinity for the redemption of captives. Each person who joins the Confraternity of the blessed Trinity must be invested with this scapular and must constantly wear it
Scapular of the Most Blessed Trinity - Badge of the Confraternity of the Most blessed Trinity. Said to have originated in a vision vouchsafed to Pope Innocent II in 1198 in which an angel garbed in these colors appeared to him and directed him to approve the Order of the Most blessed Trinity for the redemption of captives. Each person who joins the Confraternity of the blessed Trinity must be invested with this scapular and must constantly wear it
Barachias, Berechiah - ), whom Jehovah hath blessed, father of the prophet Zechariah (Zechariah 1:1,7 ; Matthew 23:35 )
Barachel - Whom God has blessed, a Buzite, the father of Elihu, one of Job's friends (Job 32:2,6 )
Elysian - ) Pertaining, or the abode of the blessed after death; hence, yielding the highest pleasures; exceedingly delightful; beatific
a.m. - Initials interwoven as a monogram of the blessed Virgin
Shibboleth - It is blessed for us that our gospel privileges are given to us upon very different terms—when we cannot speak of them, yet looking to Christ we are blessed in them
Mardin, Iraq, Diocese of - Its bishops include blessed Ignatius Maloyan
Mercy, Mother of - A title by which the Church salutes the blessed Virgin in the Salve Regina: ...
"Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy
Mother of Mercy - A title by which the Church salutes the blessed Virgin in the Salve Regina: ...
"Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy
Altar Vessels - Sacred vessels used in the worship of the blessed Sacrament
Vessels, Altar - Sacred vessels used in the worship of the blessed Sacrament
Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel - 1880as a feast of thanksgiving in commemoration of favors received through the intercession of the blessed Virgin. It was assigned to July 16, the traditional date on which the blessed Mother appeared to Saint Simon Stock and gave him the brown scapular (1251)
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Feast of - 1880as a feast of thanksgiving in commemoration of favors received through the intercession of the blessed Virgin. It was assigned to July 16, the traditional date on which the blessed Mother appeared to Saint Simon Stock and gave him the brown scapular (1251)
Mount Carmel, Feast of Our Lady of - 1880as a feast of thanksgiving in commemoration of favors received through the intercession of the blessed Virgin. It was assigned to July 16, the traditional date on which the blessed Mother appeared to Saint Simon Stock and gave him the brown scapular (1251)
Hail Mary - blessed are thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb
God, Servant of - Title given to persons into whose lives and virtues an inquiry is instituted with a view to having them declared blessed
Servant of God - Title given to persons into whose lives and virtues an inquiry is instituted with a view to having them declared blessed
Mirror of Justice - Title given to the blessed Virgin Mary in the Litany of Loretto, symbolizing the reflection of God's justice in her unspotted soul
Justice, Mirror of - Title given to the blessed Virgin Mary in the Litany of Loretto, symbolizing the reflection of God's justice in her unspotted soul
o Salutaris Hostia - Hymn sung at the Benediction of the blessed Sacrament
o Saving Victim, Opening Wide - Hymn sung at the Benediction of the blessed Sacrament
Altar Boys - Servers at the altar, not in minor orders, at Mass, Vespers, Benediction of the blessed Sacrament, Marriage, Holy Communion, etc
Angelic Salutation - Part of the greeting of the angel Gabriel to the blessed Virgin repeated in the prayer beginning Hail Mary (Latin: Ave Maria)
September - (Latin: septem, seven: seventh month of the Roman year) ...
Month of special devotion to the Seven Sorrows of the blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday - Named for the Roman god Saturn, the day of the week consecrated by the Church for devotion to the blessed Virgin Mary
Salutation, Angelic - Part of the greeting of the angel Gabriel to the blessed Virgin repeated in the prayer beginning Hail Mary (Latin: Ave Maria)
Medal, Scapular - A blessed medal worn instead of one or more of the small scapulars, authorized as a substitute by decree of Pope Pius X on December 16, 1910. It bears on one side a representation of the Sacred Heart, and on the other an image of the blessed Virgin. When replaced by a new one, the latter must be blessed
Scapular Medal - A blessed medal worn instead of one or more of the small scapulars, authorized as a substitute by decree of Pope Pius X on December 16, 1910. It bears on one side a representation of the Sacred Heart, and on the other an image of the blessed Virgin. When replaced by a new one, the latter must be blessed
Bough - Genesis 49:22 (a) This is a picture of the blessed and fruitful influence of Joseph in the life of all nations when he was governor of Egypt. It is also a picture of the blessed effect that his life and his words were to have on following generations
Blessing - Again, we read that "the less [1] is blessed of the better," Hebrews 7:7 ; and though this refers to Melchisedec blessing Abraham, the same thing is true respecting God and His creatures: in bestowing favours God is the only one who can bless. The Christian can say, God hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in the heavenlies in Christ," Ephesians 1:3 ; but the same verse says, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ," meaning "Thanks be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. In Matthew and Mark the Lord took bread, and 'blessed
Cahors, France, Diocese of - Notable bishops include ...
Blessed Alan de Solminihac
See also ...
Catholic-Hierarchy
James Walworth, Blessed - He was a Carthusian priest of the London Charterhouse, and was executed with blessed John Rochester
Walworth, James, Blessed - He was a Carthusian priest of the London Charterhouse, and was executed with blessed John Rochester
Baruch shepetarani - "Blessed is He who has absolved me"); the blessing recited at the reading of the Torah by the father of a bar-mitzvah...
Feast of Our Lady of the Snow - The feast receives its name from the legend that the blessed Virgin had indicated with snow the spot on which she wished a basilica erected in her honor. It was extended to the universal Church by Pope Pius V, the Mass and Office of the day being those commonly used on feast-days of the blessed Virgin
Our Lady of the Snow, Feast of - The feast receives its name from the legend that the blessed Virgin had indicated with snow the spot on which she wished a basilica erected in her honor. It was extended to the universal Church by Pope Pius V, the Mass and Office of the day being those commonly used on feast-days of the blessed Virgin
Genuflection - A simple genuflection, made with the right knee, is the proper mode of venerating the blessed Sacrament enclosed in the tabernacle and, in certain ceremonies, the Cross. A double genuflection, made with both knees simultaneously, is to be made before the blessed Sacrament, when exposed
Institution, Words of - The words used by our blessed Lord when Heinstituted the Sacrament of His Body and Blood, and which areincorporated in the Prayer of Consecration as set forth in theCommunion Service. ) Toeffect a valid Sacrament there must be the unfailing use of ourLord's own words in instituting the blessed Sacrament, the elementsof bread and wine, and a duly appointed Priesthood
Beulah - , favoured and blessed of the Lord
Immaculate Heart College - Los Angeles, California, founded, 1906; conducted by Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the blessed Virgin Mary; college of arts and sciences
Mi shebeirach - �May He Who blessed
Order of Friars Preachers - ...
Dominican saints and beati include ...
Saint Albert the Great
Blessed Ambrose Sansedoni of Siena
Saint Antonius of Florence
Saint Catherine del Ricci
Saint Catherine of Siena
Blessed Christopher of Milan
Saint Dominic de Guzman
Blessed Fra Angelico
Saint Henry Suso
Saint Hyacinth
Saint Jordan of Pisa
Saint Jordan of Saxony
Saint Louis Bertran
Saint Louis Marie de Montfort
Saint Maria Bagnesi
Saint Martin de Porres
Blessed Osanna Andreasi
Blessed Peter de Geremia
Saint Peter Gonzalez
Saint Peter Verona
Pope Saint Pius V
Saint Raymond of Penyafort
Saint Rose of Lima
Saint Thomas Aquinas
Saint Vincent Ferrer
Saint Zedislava Berka
Order of Preachers - ...
Dominican saints and beati include ...
Saint Albert the Great
Blessed Ambrose Sansedoni of Siena
Saint Antonius of Florence
Saint Catherine del Ricci
Saint Catherine of Siena
Blessed Christopher of Milan
Saint Dominic de Guzman
Blessed Fra Angelico
Saint Henry Suso
Saint Hyacinth
Saint Jordan of Pisa
Saint Jordan of Saxony
Saint Louis Bertran
Saint Louis Marie de Montfort
Saint Maria Bagnesi
Saint Martin de Porres
Blessed Osanna Andreasi
Blessed Peter de Geremia
Saint Peter Gonzalez
Saint Peter Verona
Pope Saint Pius V
Saint Raymond of Penyafort
Saint Rose of Lima
Saint Thomas Aquinas
Saint Vincent Ferrer
Saint Zedislava Berka
Dominicans - ...
Dominican saints and beati include ...
Saint Albert the Great
Blessed Ambrose Sansedoni of Siena
Saint Antonius of Florence
Saint Catherine del Ricci
Saint Catherine of Siena
Blessed Christopher of Milan
Saint Dominic de Guzman
Blessed Fra Angelico
Saint Henry Suso
Saint Hyacinth
Saint Jordan of Pisa
Saint Jordan of Saxony
Saint Louis Bertran
Saint Louis Marie de Montfort
Saint Maria Bagnesi
Saint Martin de Porres
Blessed Osanna Andreasi
Blessed Peter de Geremia
Saint Peter Gonzalez
Saint Peter Verona
Pope Saint Pius V
Saint Raymond of Penyafort
Saint Rose of Lima
Saint Thomas Aquinas
Saint Vincent Ferrer
Saint Zedislava Berka
Water, Holy - A sacramental blessed by a priest to invoke God's blessing on those who use it. There are four kinds: ordinary holy water, blessed by the priest for the sprinkling of the people before Mass (see ASPERGEs), for use at the door of the church, and for the blessing of persons and things in the church and at horne, sometimes used with salt, as a symbol of wisdom and of preservation from corruption; Baptismal water, in which the oil of catechumens and the holy chrism are mingled, used only in the administration of Baptism; water of consecration, or Gregorian water, and Easter water. Holy water is usually blessed just before the principal Mass on Sunday, but may be blessed at any other time. The priest reads several prayers, including an exorcism of the salt and the water, and puts the salt into the water in the form of a threefold cross, in the name of the three Persons of the blessed Trinity
Feast of the Holy Name of Mary - Feast of the entire, Latin Church, celebrated on the Sunday within the octave of the Nativity of the blessed Virgin. It was first observed at Cuenca, Spain, 1513, then extended to the universal Church and assigned to its present place and rank by Innocent XI (1683) in thanksgiving to God and the blessed Virgin for the liberation of Vienna and the signal victory over the Turks, September 12, 1683
Holy Name of Mary, Feast of the - Feast of the entire, Latin Church, celebrated on the Sunday within the octave of the Nativity of the blessed Virgin. It was first observed at Cuenca, Spain, 1513, then extended to the universal Church and assigned to its present place and rank by Innocent XI (1683) in thanksgiving to God and the blessed Virgin for the liberation of Vienna and the signal victory over the Turks, September 12, 1683
Ash Wednesday - The first day of Lent, so called from the custom of marking the foreheads of the faithful with blessed ashes
Easter Water - One of the varieties of holy water, so called because it is blessed with special ceremonies and distributed to the people on Holy Saturday Eve of Easter
Barachias - (băr'a-kî'as), whom Jehovah hath blessed
Water, Easter - One of the varieties of holy water, so called because it is blessed with special ceremonies and distributed to the people on Holy Saturday Eve of Easter
Wednesday, Ash - The first day of Lent, so called from the custom of marking the foreheads of the faithful with blessed ashes
Asher - (Genesis 30:12-13) His name means happy, or blessed; taken from the same word in the root which means blessed. " (Genesis 49:20) And Moses, when blessing the children of Israel, with his last prophetical benediction, followed up the same in allusion to his name as blessed; "thy shoes (said Moses) shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be. The noun, which is taken from the root, is never used but in the plural number, blessedness instead of blessed, as in the first word of Psalms 1:1-6. They say, that blessedness doth not depend upon a single blessing, but upon all. Hence, in allusion to the Lord Jesus Christ, he is the blessedness, the Asher of his people. So that the opening of that Psalm being plural, should be read with an eye to Christ; blessedness is the man, etc
Seventy elders - Moses conferred upon them from the divine spirit that he was blessed with
Bless - blessed or blest. And Isaac called Jacob and blessed him. blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it. And Jesus took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven he blessed them
God, Son of - Second Person of the blessed Trinity; Jesus Christ the Redeemer: "Indeed thou art the Son of God" (Matthew 14), "Thou art Christ, the Son of the Living God" (16)
The shunamite woman - In appreciation, Elisha blessed her with a son
Holy Water - In Catholicism, special water that has been blessed by a priest, bishop, etc
Emmanuel Publication - The official organ of the Priests' Eucharistic League in the United States, published monthly in English in New York City by the Fathers of the blessed Sacrament; founded, 1895
Son of God - Second Person of the blessed Trinity; Jesus Christ the Redeemer: "Indeed thou art the Son of God" (Matthew 14), "Thou art Christ, the Son of the Living God" (16)
Lalande, John, Blessed - As a layman he labored with the Jesuit missionaries in North America, and suffered martyrdom with blessed Isaac Jogues
John Lalande, Blessed - As a layman he labored with the Jesuit missionaries in North America, and suffered martyrdom with blessed Isaac Jogues
Benedictus - Latin word meaning “blessed
Joseph, Hermann, Blessed - At a very early age, Hermann had a tender devotion to the blessed Virgin. He soon became known by the name of Joseph, which the blessed Virgin, calling him her chaplain and spouse, bestowed on him
Hermann Joseph, Blessed - At a very early age, Hermann had a tender devotion to the blessed Virgin. He soon became known by the name of Joseph, which the blessed Virgin, calling him her chaplain and spouse, bestowed on him
Benedict i, Pope - (Latin: blessed) ...
Reigned from 575 to 579
Ammishaddai - Ahiezer had a son of this name, (Numbers 1:12) and a very sweet and blessed compound it forms, meaning people of the Almighty, or the Almighty is with the people
Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec, Diocese of - Notable bishops include blessed Louis-Zéphirin Moreau
Balm - An aromatic resin from the terebinth tree and other plants; it is mixed with the olive oil which is blessed as the Holy Chrism
Balsam - An aromatic resin from the terebinth tree and other plants; it is mixed with the olive oil which is blessed as the Holy Chrism
Mariology - (Greek: Maria; logos, word) ...
That branch of theology which treats of the life and prerogatives of the blessed Virgin, and of her eminent place in the economy of man's redemption and sanctification
o Filil et Filiae - Hymn used at the Benediction of the blessed Sacrament on Easter Sunday
Artoklasia - (Greek: artos, bread; klao, break) ...
Concluding service of Vespers in the Greek Church, in which five loaves of bread, a measure of wine, and a measure of oil are incensed and blessed
South - Psalm 126:4 (c) We may take this as a type of the soft, warm and blessed influences of GOD which the heart constantly craves
ye Sons And Daughters of the Lord - Hymn used at the Benediction of the blessed Sacrament on Easter Sunday
Beatification - (Latin: beatus, blessed; facere, to make) The declaration by the pope as head of the Church that one of its members deserves for saintly life as confessor or heroic death as martyr, to be entitled blessed, that is, regarded as dwelling in the happiness of heaven. See also: ...
Blessed
canonization
Proverbs - Our blessed Lord was pleased to follow this popular mode of instruction, for which we are indebted for those numberless beauties in the gospel. When we read, therefore, the parables, or indeed any other of the blessed sayings which dropped from Christ's mouth, when we are alone with Jesus we should ask the indulgent Lord to do the same by us, and make the word doubly sweet and blessed by unfolding and explaining all things to us himself
Blessed Virgin Mary - The title which the Church has always givento the Mother of our Lord, and by which all devout churchmen speakof her of whom the angel declared, "Blessed art thou among women. ""Not even the glorified Saints who have attained to the purity andbliss of Heaven are raised to higher blessedness and purity thanthat saintly maiden was whom Elizabeth was inspired to call 'theMother of my Lord. ' This sanctity of the blessed Virgin through herassociation with her Divine Son has always been kept vividly inview by the Church. ...
Two days are set apart to the honor of the blessed Virgin, viz
Luna - It is blessed by a priest, and therefore is a sacred vessel
Lunette - It is blessed by a priest, and therefore is a sacred vessel
Lunula - It is blessed by a priest, and therefore is a sacred vessel
Joshua - Joshua 1:1 (c) He is a type of the Lord JESUS who, as the Commander and Leader of His people, conquers their enemies and leads them in triumph into blessed resting places
Our Lady's Dowry - A name for the blessed Virgin as its patroness, England, on account of the great devotion to her among the people in the Middle Ages, and among those who remained steadfast after the Reformation
Ave Maria Stella - Hymn for Vespers on feasts of the blessed Virgin Mary
Hail, Thou Star of Ocean - Hymn for Vespers on feasts of the blessed Virgin Mary
Miraculous Medal - A medal of the blessed Virgin, used as a badge by sodalities of the Children of Mary and of the Immaculate Conception. It bears on one side an image of our blessed Mother, with the words "O Mary, Conceived without Sin, Pray for Us Who Have Recourse to Thee
Medal, Miraculous - A medal of the blessed Virgin, used as a badge by sodalities of the Children of Mary and of the Immaculate Conception. It bears on one side an image of our blessed Mother, with the words "O Mary, Conceived without Sin, Pray for Us Who Have Recourse to Thee
Hope - blessed is the man whose hope the Lord is; though troubles arise he will not cease to bear fruit. The coming of the Lord, and not death, is a blessed part of the Christian's hope
Candlemas - ) The second day of February, on which is celebrated the feast of the Purification of the Virgin Mary; - so called because the candles for the altar or other sacred uses are blessed on that day
lo! Mary is Exempt From Stain of Sin - Hymn for Vespers (II) on February 11, Feast of the Apparition of the blessed Virgin Mary Immaculate, composed by an unknown author
Beatific Vision - The immediate knowledge the blessed in heaven have of God
Slovenia - Noted Slovenes include blessed Anton Martin Slomsek
Lanterns, Altar - Lanterns used to protect the altar-candles and lamp if they cannot be kept lighted, and to accompany the blessed Sacrament when It is transferred from one altar to another, or taken to the sick as Viaticum
Altar Lanterns - Lanterns used to protect the altar-candles and lamp if they cannot be kept lighted, and to accompany the blessed Sacrament when It is transferred from one altar to another, or taken to the sick as Viaticum
Grammarian, Aelfric the - His writings concerning the blessed Sacrament occasioned controversy, Protestants contending that he denied transubstantiation; it is now conceded that his words are to be interpreted in the Catholic sense
Aelfric the Grammarian - His writings concerning the blessed Sacrament occasioned controversy, Protestants contending that he denied transubstantiation; it is now conceded that his words are to be interpreted in the Catholic sense
Candlemass Day - Also known as Our Lady of the Candles...
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About the Feast The feast commemorates the purifying of the blessed Virgin according to the Mosaic Law, 40 days after the birth of Christ, and the presentation of the Infant Jesus in the Temple. Candles are blessed on that day in commemoration of the words of Holy Simeon concerning Christ "a light to the revelation of the Gentiles" (Luke 2), and a procession with lighted candles is held in the church to represent the entry of Christ, the Light of the World, into the Temple of Jerusalem
Falconieri, Alexis, Saint - On August 15, 1233, an apparition of the blessed Virgin appeared to him and six of his companions. He spent much time in propagating devotion to the blessed Virgin, and securing new members for the Order
Devotions, Popular - Various prayers and pious practises, whether in common at Church or in private, in honor of: the blessed Trinity; Our Divine Lord, His Holy Infancy, His Holy Name, His Five Wounds, His Passion, His Sacred Heart, His Presence in the Holy Eucharist; the Holy Ghost; the Angels Guardian, Saint Michael; the blessed Virgin, under her various titles as Help of Christians, Mediatrix of Divine Grace, Queen of the Holy Rosary; and of certain saints, Joseph, Anne, Monica, Benedict, Francis of Assisi, Anthony of Padua, Dominic, Francis Xavier, Aloysius, Rita, Teresa of Jesus, each treated in the article under these several titles; for the souls in Purgatory and for a Happy Death (Bona Mars)
Alexis Falconieri, Saint - On August 15, 1233, an apparition of the blessed Virgin appeared to him and six of his companions. He spent much time in propagating devotion to the blessed Virgin, and securing new members for the Order
Sacramental - Any object set apart and blessed by the Church to excite good thoughts, to increase devotion, and thus to remit venial sin. The name signifies that the article blessed has some resemblance to a sacrament, inasmuch as it is a means of grace; but a sacramental differs from a sacrament in this, that the latter always produces grace directly when there is no obstacle on the part of the recipient, while the former produces it only indirectly, by causing devotion in the mind of the user
John Shert, Blessed - He was executed with blessed Thomas Ford
o Rosy Dawn! That Dost Proclaim - Hymn for Lauds on February 11, feast of the Apparition of the blessed Virgin
Aurora Soli Praevia - Hymn for Lauds on February 11, feast of the Apparition of the blessed Virgin
Enoch - The Holy Ghost: hath given a blessed testimony to this man
Shert, John, Blessed - He was executed with blessed Thomas Ford
Arculre - (Latin: dim, of arca, box) ...
Small boxes of gold or other precious metal worn suspended from the neck and probably used by the faithful to carry the blessed Sacrament
Gate of Heaven - (Latin: Janua caeli) ...
Name applied to the blessed Virgin Mary in the Litany of Loreto, and in the hymn "Alma Redemptoris," because through her Christ came into the world, and on her intercession we largely base our hope of salvation
Heaven, Gate of - (Latin: Janua caeli) ...
Name applied to the blessed Virgin Mary in the Litany of Loreto, and in the hymn "Alma Redemptoris," because through her Christ came into the world, and on her intercession we largely base our hope of salvation
Saints, Common of - The Masses or Collects, Secrets, and Post-communions in the Missal and the Offices in the Breviary for apostles, martyrs, confessors, virgins, and holy women, and for all the saints and the blessed for whom there is not a proper office
Jesuatesses - 1361at the suggestion of John Colombini by his cousin blessed Catherine Colombini of Siena
Munich And Freising, Germany, Archdiocese of - Notable bishops include ...
Blessed Joseph of Freising
Pope Benedict XVI
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Catholic-Hierarchy
Blessed - ...
blessed-Thistle
Bitter - If the heart is right with GOD, then all that comes out of it will be blessed and good
Sisters of the Visitation of Mary - 1361at the suggestion of John Colombini by his cousin blessed Catherine Colombini of Siena
Little Office of Blessed Virgin Mary - A form of prayer in honor of the blessed Virgin, in structure resembling the Divine Office and consisting of the same elements, but in a shortened form. The Little Office, as distinct from the Office of the blessed Virgin for Saturdays, is recited in choir by many religious communities of women, and as a private devotional practise, its use is widespread
Heaven - ) The sovereign of heaven; God; also, the assembly of the blessed, collectively; - used variously in this sense, as in No. ) The dwelling place of the Deity; the abode of bliss; the place or state of the blessed after death
King - There is somewhat very blessed in eyeing the Lord Jesus in this character, His church must always find in this view of their Lord a very high satisfaction. His is the blessed: office, in this royal character, to govern, rule, maintain, support, to pardon, reward, countenance, favour, and bless all his kingdom
Thomas Bridgett - His writings include "Spirit and Truth," "Our Lady's Dowry," "The History of the Holy Eucharist in Great Britain," which contains the most eloquent plea for Catholic ceremonial ever written, "The Life of blessed John Fisher," "The True Story of the Catholic Hierarchy deposed by Queen Elizabeth," "Blunders and Forgeries," "Life of blessed Thomas More," "Lyra Hieratica," and "Sonnets and Epigrams
Medals, Religious - Pieces of metal resembling coins, blessed by the Church and used to increase devotion, to commemorate some religious event, to protect the wearer, or to serve as badges of pious societies. Many kinds are now in use: ...
those in honor of Our blessed Lord, such as the Medal of the Sacred Heart, of the Holy Childhood, and of the Infant of Prague
those in honor of the blessed Virgin, the Mater Dolorosa, Our Lady of Victory, of Mount Carmel, of Good Counsel, of Perpetual Help, of Lourdes, and the "Miraculos Medal"
those in honor of saints, e
Feasts or Festivals - Days set apart for the celebration of somegreat event connected with our blessed Lord or His Saints, alsocalled Holy Days.   The Purification of the blessed St. All Saints,  The Annunciation of the blessed St
Bells - Sacramentals of the Church, blessed with religious rites, and used to remind men of religion and of God, thereby increasing His grace in their souls. The ringing of bells or gongs in the sanctuary is tolerated by the Church, but these are usually not blessed. An acolyte, ringing a bell, precedes a priest carrying the blessed Sacrament from one altar to another in a church or to the sick in a convent or in a Catholic hospital
Religious Medals - Pieces of metal resembling coins, blessed by the Church and used to increase devotion, to commemorate some religious event, to protect the wearer, or to serve as badges of pious societies. Many kinds are now in use: ...
those in honor of Our blessed Lord, such as the Medal of the Sacred Heart, of the Holy Childhood, and of the Infant of Prague
those in honor of the blessed Virgin, the Mater Dolorosa, Our Lady of Victory, of Mount Carmel, of Good Counsel, of Perpetual Help, of Lourdes, and the "Miraculos Medal"
those in honor of saints, e
Purim - ...
At the close of reading the megallah all cry out, "cursed be Haman, blessed be Mordecai; cursed be Zeresh (Haman's wife), blessed be Esther; cursed be all idolaters, blessed be all Israelites, and blessed be Harbonah who hanged Haman!" The repast at home is mainly milk and eggs
Chrism - (Greek: chrisma, an anointing) A mixture of olive-oil and balsam, blessed by a bishop on Holy Thursday and used in administering Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders, and in the consecration of churches, altars, chalices, patens, and in the blessing of bells, and baptismal water
Kidron, Brook of - Traditional tomb of the blessed Virgin is venerated in the Valley of the Cedron
Little Ease - Many English martyrs were confined here, including blessed Edmund Campion
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Blessed José Trinidad Rangel Montaño
Cedron, Brook of - Traditional tomb of the blessed Virgin is venerated in the Valley of the Cedron
Carem - According to tradition it is the town where the blessed Virgin visited her cousin Elizabeth (Luke 1) and where John the Baptist was born
Mary, Psalter of - A work composed by Saint Bonaventure applying the sentiments of the psalms and other canticles of Sacred Scripture to the blessed Virgin
Serah - " Jacob greatly appreciated this and blessed her with longevity
House of Gold - A symbolic title given the blessed Virgin in the Litany of Loreto denoting her personal perfection and her office of Divine motherhood
Gold, House of - A symbolic title given the blessed Virgin in the Litany of Loreto denoting her personal perfection and her office of Divine motherhood
Glendalough, Ireland, School of - The ruins comprise the great church, a round tower, Saint Kevin's "Cro," and the church of the blessed Virgin
Hitherto - ...
The Lord hath blessed me hitherto
Ethiopia - blessed are the promises concerning the call of Ethiopia to the Lord, in the latter dispensations of the gospel
Haggai - His prophecy is but short, yet most blessed in pointing to Christ
Midwives - God blessed the Hebrew midwives who would not obey the king of Egypt by killing the male infants
Lalemant, Gabriel, Blessed - In 1646 he came to Canada as assistant to blessed John de Brebeuf with whom he suffered a horrible martyrdom at the hands of the savages
Beatitude - It is also used when speaking of the theses contained in Christ's Sermon on the Mount, whereby he pronounces the several characters there mentioned blessed
Picture - A proper word spoken at the right moment and under the proper conditions brings about a most blessed sensation to the heart as does the picture to the eye
Jeshurun - It is most probably derived from a root signifying "to be blessed
Gabriel Lalemant, Blessed - In 1646 he came to Canada as assistant to blessed John de Brebeuf with whom he suffered a horrible martyrdom at the hands of the savages
Zedekiah - And how very blessed is such a name, considered with an eye to Christ, the justifier of his redeemed!...
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A utensil used in the Greek Rite, made of two silver or gold curved bands crossing each other to form a double arch, and placed over the blessed bread in the early part of Mass, to prevent contact with the veil
Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (2) - An order founded primarily for the practise of perpetual adoration of the blessed Sacrament by Father Antoine le Quieu, who began his work at Marseilles in 1639
Sacramentines - An order founded primarily for the practise of perpetual adoration of the blessed Sacrament by Father Antoine le Quieu, who began his work at Marseilles in 1639
Revile - ...
blessed are ye when men shall revile you
Benincasa, Ursula, Venerable - In 1583 she established near Castel Saint Elmo the Oblate Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the blessed Virgin Mary, called Theatine Nuns, their habit resembling that of the Theatine clerics. Their rule included simple vows, active life, and adoration of the blessed Sacrament
Ursula Benincasa, Venerable - In 1583 she established near Castel Saint Elmo the Oblate Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the blessed Virgin Mary, called Theatine Nuns, their habit resembling that of the Theatine clerics. Their rule included simple vows, active life, and adoration of the blessed Sacrament
Lavant, Diocese of - Suffragen dioceses include ...
Celje, Slovenia
Murska Sobota, Slovenia
Notable bishops include ...
Blessed Anton Martin Slomšek
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Catholic-Hiearchy
Maribor, Slovenia, Archdiocese of - Suffragen dioceses include ...
Celje, Slovenia
Murska Sobota, Slovenia
Notable bishops include ...
Blessed Anton Martin Slomšek
See also ...
Catholic-Hiearchy
Agrapha - Sayings (not discourses) attributed to Our Lord that have come down to us through channels outside the canonical Gospels, one, for instance, in Acts 20:35: "Remember the word of the Lord Jesus, how He said: It is a more blessed thing to give, rather than to receive
Zebulun - (Matthew 4:13) One of Jacob's sons was called by this name, to whom a blessed promise was given
Eucharistic Symbols - They are emblems of the blessed Sacrament, the Body and Blood of Christ under the appearance of bread and wine
Eucharist, Symbols of the - They are emblems of the blessed Sacrament, the Body and Blood of Christ under the appearance of bread and wine
Ghent, Belgium, Diocese of - Org
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Notable folks with connections to the diocese include ...
Blessed Thomas Holland
Saint Amalberga
Saint Bavo of Ghent
Saint Hildebert of Ghent
Saint John of Ghent
Saint Macaire of Ghent
Symbols, Eucharistic - They are emblems of the blessed Sacrament, the Body and Blood of Christ under the appearance of bread and wine
Symbols of the Eucharist - They are emblems of the blessed Sacrament, the Body and Blood of Christ under the appearance of bread and wine
Our Lady of the Pillar - A celebrated church in Baroque style (1681), and a shrine at Saragossa, Spain, containing a miraculous image of the blessed Virgin, the object of very special devotion throughout the kingdom
Flowering Rod - Emblem in art associated with Saint Joseph, Spouse of the blessed Virgin; in token of his purity, his rod, according to legend, having put forth lilies
Nourry, Agathangelus, Blessed - With blessed Cassianus he was imprisoned and stoned to death
Beatification - Church, the act or process of ascertaining and declaring that a deceased person is one of "the blessed," or has attained the second degree of sanctity, - usually a stage in the process of canonization
Agathangelus Nourry, Blessed - With blessed Cassianus he was imprisoned and stoned to death
Evangelist - A writer of the history, or doctrines, precepts, actions, life and death of our blessed Savior, Jesus Christ as the four evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
Rod, Flowering - Emblem in art associated with Saint Joseph, Spouse of the blessed Virgin; in token of his purity, his rod, according to legend, having put forth lilies
Palms, Blessed - A sacramental of the Church, blessed and distributed to the faithful on Palm Sunday, to bring to mind the triumphal entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem, when He was met by a multi- tude bearing palms. The palms are blessed before the principal Mass on Palm Sunday, with a long blessing which includes a beautiful Preface
Eulogy - benedictum, "blessed. The name eulogy was likewise given to loaves or cakes brought to church by the faithful to have them blessed
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament - ") are sung, during the second of which the blessed Sacrament is again incensed as before. are sung, and the priest chants the prayer of the blessed Sacrament "Deus qui nobis" etc. Other hymns and prayers are permitted before the "Tantum Ergo"; and nowadays the Divine Praises are generally recited by priest and people after the blessing, before the blessed Sacrament is replaced. Benediction originated with the custom, which came into vogue during the 14th century, of exposing the blessed Sacrament for adoration
Ignatius de Azevedo, Blessed - Ignatius is represented standing on a ship's deck, and holding up an image of the blessed Virgin
Agnus Dei - It is made from the remains of the paschal candles and blessed by the Pope
Azevedo, Ignatius de, Blessed - Ignatius is represented standing on a ship's deck, and holding up an image of the blessed Virgin
Scalabrinians - Founded by blessed John Baptist Scalabrini, at Piacenza, Italy, 1888, to minister to the spiritual and temporal needs of Italian emigrants in America
Remember, o Creator Lord - Hymn from the Little Office of the blessed Virgin
y Cross - By reason of its shape, the Cross embroidered on theCHASUBLE (which see) is called the Y Cross, and is intended torepresent the outstretched arms of our blessed Lord on the Cross,and symbolizes the Sacrifice which He there offered for the sinsof the whole world, of which the Holy Eucharist is the perpetualMemorial
Bless - We are then not to suppose that the divine Being, who is over all, and, in himself, blessed for evermore, is capable of receiving any augmentation of his happiness, from all the creatures which he has made: such a supposition, as it would imply something of imperfection in the divine nature, must ever be rejected with abhorrence; and, therefore, when the creatures bless the adorable Creator, they only ascribe to him that praise, and dominion, and honour, and glory, and blessing, which it is equally the duty and joy of his creatures to reader. But when God is said to bless his people, Genesis 1:22 ; Ephesians 1:3 ; the meaning is, that he confers benefits upon them, either temporal or spiritual, and so communicates to them some portion of that blessedness which, in infinite fulness, dwells in himself, James 1:17 ; Psalms 104:24 ; Psalms 104:28 ; Luke 11:9-13 . Thus Jacob blessed his sons, Genesis xlix; and Moses, the children of Israel, Deuteronomy 33. When Melchizedeck blessed Abraham, the act of benediction included in it not merely the pronouncing solemn good wishes, but also a petitionary address to God that he would be pleased to ratify the benediction by his concurrence with what was prayed for. This phrase appears to be taken from the practice of the Jews in their thank-offerings, in which a feast was made of the remainder of their sacrifices, and the offerers, together with the priests, did eat and drink before the Lord; when, among other rites, the master of the feast took a cup of wine in his hand and solemnly blessed God for it, and for the mercies which were then acknowledged, and gave it to all the guests, every one of whom drank in his turn. To this custom it is supposed our blessed Lord alludes in the institution of the cup, which also is called, 1 Corinthians 10:16 , "the cup of blessing. " At the family feasts also, and especially that of the passover, both wine and bread were in this solemn and religious manner distributed, and God was blessed, and his mercies acknowledged. They blessed God for their present refreshment, for their deliverance out of Egypt, for the covenant of circumcision, and for the law given by Moses; and prayed that God would be merciful to his people Israel, that he would send the Prophet Elijah, and that he would render them worthy of the kingdom of the Messiah. Our Lord lifted up his hands, and blessed his disciples
Chrismal - The word formerly designated the cloth covering wrapped about relics; a pall or corporal; a vessel for the blessed Eucharist; a cere-cloth covering of the altar-table; also, the white-hooded robes of the newly baptized
Chrismatory - The word formerly designated the cloth covering wrapped about relics; a pall or corporal; a vessel for the blessed Eucharist; a cere-cloth covering of the altar-table; also, the white-hooded robes of the newly baptized
John Rugg, Blessed - He had been a fellow of the two Saint Mary Winton colleges, and the first holder of the Wykehamical prebend "Bursalis," at Chichester, but was living in retirement at Glastonbury, where he was executed with his abbot, blessed Hugh Faringdon, for refusing to take the oath of supremacy
Holy Simeon - The "just and devout" man of Jerusalem who greeted the infant Saviour on His presentation in the Temple, prophesied the sorrows of the blessed Virgin, and uttered the canticle Nunc dimittis (Luke 2): "Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word in peace; because my eyes have seen thy salvation
Amongst - blessed art thou among women
Broad - Job 36:16 (a) By this is declared the liberty, largeness, and freedom of that one who is blessed by the Lord
Heavenly - ) Appropriate to heaven in character or happiness; perfect; pure; supremely blessed; as, a heavenly race; the heavenly, throng
Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart of Jes - A purely Australian congregation founded at Penola, South Australia in 1866 by Father Julian Tennison Woods and blessed Mary Mackillop
Rugg, John, Blessed - He had been a fellow of the two Saint Mary Winton colleges, and the first holder of the Wykehamical prebend "Bursalis," at Chichester, but was living in retirement at Glastonbury, where he was executed with his abbot, blessed Hugh Faringdon, for refusing to take the oath of supremacy
Hannah - She was afterwards blessed with three other sons and two daughters, 1 Samuel 1:1-2:21
Simeon, Holy - The "just and devout" man of Jerusalem who greeted the infant Saviour on His presentation in the Temple, prophesied the sorrows of the blessed Virgin, and uttered the canticle Nunc dimittis (Luke 2): "Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word in peace; because my eyes have seen thy salvation
Montallegro - A sanctuary of the blessed Virgin Mary in Liguria, Italy, near Rapallo, built about 1557. According to tradition, the blessed Virgin appeared (July 2, 1557) on Monte Leto, to Giovanni Chichizola, a peasant, and showed him a picture of her passing from earthly life, saying that it had been transported by angels from Greece, and that she would leave it on the mountain side as a pledge of her love. Apparently of Byzantine origin, the portrait represents the blessed Virgin lying on a bier, surrounded by several saints, and two angels, supporting a representation of the Holy Trinity symbolized by three human bodies merged into one
Salutation - Common forms of salutation are, ‘Peace he upon you’; response, ‘And upon you’: ‘May your day be happy’; response, ‘May your day be happy and blessed’: and, in the highway, ‘Blessed be he that cometh’ ( Judges 18:15 , Matthew 10:12 , Luke 24:36 , Psalms 118:26 , Matthew 21:9 etc
Agnus Dei - ...
(2) A sacramental, consisting of a small piece of wax, blessed by the pope. After being blessed, it is often subdivided into small pieces, and each is enclosed in a leather case
Lumen Christi - " The light is taken from the new fire, just blessed, and is brought to the Paschal candle
Christi, Lumen - " The light is taken from the new fire, just blessed, and is brought to the Paschal candle
Indwelling of the Holy Ghost - When this grace is produced in the soul, the three Persons of the blessed Trinity come to dwell therein in a special manner (John 14)
Pange Lingua Gloriosi [Corporis] - The two last verses, the "Tantum Ergo", are sung at Benediction of the blessed Sacrament
Berechiah - blessed by Jehovah
Hope (2) - Alas! poor men, if we were all as destitute of the blessed comfort itself as these Tamul speakers are of the word! What must be the misery of souls in hell where they remember the word, but can never know hope itself! ...
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Neballat - (nih bal' luht) Place name perhaps meaning, “blessed with life
Prune - Isaiah 5:6 (b) This describes the blessed action of the Lord in taking away from His people anything that would hinder them from being most fruitful
Gardiner, German, Blessed - His courage was aroused by the example of the martyrs, especially blessed Thomas More, and he suffered the death of a traitor
Berachah - A valley between Bethlehem and Hebron where Jehoshaphat overcame Moab and Ammon, and where he blessed the Lord because of the victory: hence its name 'Valley of Blessing
Rieti, Colomba of, Blessed - She was notable for her devotion to the blessed Sacrament
Son, the - God the Son is the second Person of the blessed Trinity
the Son - God the Son is the second Person of the blessed Trinity
German Gardiner, Blessed - His courage was aroused by the example of the martyrs, especially blessed Thomas More, and he suffered the death of a traitor
Sing, my Tongue, the Saviour's Glory - The two last verses, the "Tantum Ergo", are sung at Benediction of the blessed Sacrament
Sacrament House - Here the blessed Sacrament was kept in a monstrance behind locked metal doors of lattice work through which the Host could be dimly seen by the faithful
Feast of the Holy Rosary - October 1, commemorating the remarkable response to the prayers of the rosary of the blessed Virgin, notably the preservation of Europe from the Turks by the victory of Lepanto, 1511, after which Saint Pius V ordered a commemoration of the rosary on that day. Gregory XIII allowed the observance of the feast of the Holy Rosary on the first Sunday in October in all churches having chapels or altars dedicated to the blessed Virgin under that title
Canopy, Altar - In liturgical use: the structure covering an altar, called also baldachinum; the covering suspended over the throne occupied by dignitaries of the Church or princes; the covering, always white, under which the blessed Sacrament is sometimes borne in processions. For transporting the blessed Sacrament from one altar to the other, or for taking the Holy Viaticum to the sick, it is customary in some places to use a small canopy with a single staff
Canonization - Beatification permits veneration of the blessed one in certain places or communities: canonization commands it everywhere. The decree is issued only after the Congregation of Rites has accepted proof of two miracles through the intercession of the blessed who had been formally beatified, occurring after the beatification and of three miracles for one whose beatification had taken place without the ordinary process
Holy Rosary, Feast of the - October 1, commemorating the remarkable response to the prayers of the rosary of the blessed Virgin, notably the preservation of Europe from the Turks by the victory of Lepanto, 1511, after which Saint Pius V ordered a commemoration of the rosary on that day. Gregory XIII allowed the observance of the feast of the Holy Rosary on the first Sunday in October in all churches having chapels or altars dedicated to the blessed Virgin under that title
Altar Canopy - In liturgical use: the structure covering an altar, called also baldachinum; the covering suspended over the throne occupied by dignitaries of the Church or princes; the covering, always white, under which the blessed Sacrament is sometimes borne in processions. For transporting the blessed Sacrament from one altar to the other, or for taking the Holy Viaticum to the sick, it is customary in some places to use a small canopy with a single staff
Ashes, Blessed - " They are obtained by burning the blessed palms of the previous Palm Sunday, and are blessed before the principal Mass of Ash Wednesday; ...
Jesus Christ - Hence the Hebrews call him, Jehoshuah, or Joshua, or Joshuah, he who shall save; and as Christ means, anointed of JEHOVAH, the Sent, the Sealed of the Father; full of grace and truth; both names together carry this blessed meaning with them, Jesus Christ the Saviour of the world by the anointing of JEHOVAH to all the purposes, of salvation. I only detain the reader just to remark on the blessed name, that all that bore it in the Old Testament church became types, more or less, of the Lord Jesus
Remembrancer - He is the Remembrancer indeed, in the sweet and most blessed sense of the word, for so the Lord Jesus testified of him. "The Comforter," (said Jesus) "which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you," (John 14:26)...
It will be the reader's wisdom, when at any time he feels his soul refreshed with the remembrance of past mercies, in the reviving, upholding, quick ening, comforting, and strengthening manifestations of divine love in Jesus, to call this blessed office of the Holy Ghost into recollection, and to ascribe the whole of his joys and refreshments to this gracious source. And what a gratifying thought is it to the true believer in Christ, to consider that from the indwelling residence of the Spirit in the hearts of the Lord's people, there is not a blessing or mercy they enjoy in Jesus but the Holy Ghost gives the relish to the soul in the moment of enjoyment, and makes the after recollection of it again blessed to the soul by the exercise of this divine office. blessed and almighty Spirit, I would say, fill my heart, my house, the church, and every member of Jesus with thyself, and glorify the Lord Christ in all sweet remembrances! Amen
Salvation - A blessed word of a most blessed doctrine founded in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is JEHOVAH'S salvation to the ends of the earth. And in addition to what is there said, I would just beg to observe that the thing itself meets poor lost souls so many ways, and answereth to their wants in such a variety of purposes, that it is always blessed to meditate upon it. ...
The term salvation implies somewhat more than a state of recovery from a state in which before the sinner was lost, but it includes every thing that is blessed in that state of recovery
pu'Rim - " When the Megillah is read through, the whole congregation exclaim, "Cursed be Haman; blessed be Mordecai; cursed be Zoresh (the wife of Haman); blessed be Esther; cursed be all idolaters; blessed be all Israelites, and blessed be Harbonah who hanged Haman
Our Lady of Perpetual Help - A title of the blessed Virgin
Didacus, Blessed - Known as "the Apostle of the blessed Trinity and of Our Lady, the Mother of the Good Shepherd," he spent most of his time in the confessional
Diego, Blessed - Known as "the Apostle of the blessed Trinity and of Our Lady, the Mother of the Good Shepherd," he spent most of his time in the confessional
Feast of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Under this title Poland celebrates the feast of the blessed Virgin Mary "Queen of Poland
Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Feast of the - Under this title Poland celebrates the feast of the blessed Virgin Mary "Queen of Poland
Doxology - Any form or verse in which glory is ascribed to God orthe blessed Trinity, for example, the Gloria in Excelsis, whichis called the greater Doxology, and the Gloria Patri, the lesserDoxology
Divine Service - The central point of all Divine Worship,towards which all other services gravitate, and around which theyrevolve, like planets around the sun, is the great sacrificial actof the Church, the offering of the blessed Sacrament of the Lord'sBody and Blood
Hyperdulia - (Greek: hyper, over; doulcia, service) ...
The technical name for homage paid to the blessed Virgin Mary as the Mother of God
Marymas - A name formerly given to special feasts in honor of the blessed Virgin Mary, particularly to the feast of the Annunciation; also, in medieval England, the Mass said in the Lady chapel or in honor of Mary, Mother of God
Appropriation - (Latin: appropriare, to make one's own) ...
In theology the attributing of certain names, qualities, or operations to one of the Persons of the blessed Trinity in preference to, but not to the exclusion of, the others; thus we characterize the Father by omnipotence, the Son by wisdom, the Holy Ghost by love, though all Three possess these essentially and in an infinite degree
Mansion - John 14:2 (b) Our blessed Lord used this word to describe the wonderful place He is preparing in glory for His own children
Impeccability - Divines have distinguished several kinds of impeccability: that of God belongs to him by nature: that of Jesus Christ, considered as man, belongs to him by the hypostatical union; that of the blessed, in consequence of their condition, &c
Silly - ) Happy; fortunate; blessed
Gethsemani - Tradition places the tomb of the blessed Virgin in the Valley of Gethsemani, near the Cedron
Sisters of the Holy Cross And of the Seven Dolors - A branch of the Sisters Marianites of the Holy Cross founded by blessed Basile Moreau at Le Mans, France in 1841
Mystical Rose - A traditional title given to Our blessed Lady, an invocation in the Litany of Loreto
Maguire, John Aloysius - His power of swaying a large multitude by oratory was demonstrated at the London Eucharistic Congress in 1908, when he quieted the thousands of assembled Catholics who were infuriated at the government's interference with the proposed procession of the blessed Sacrament in the streets of Westminster
New Year's Eve - The Psalm "Miserere" and the hymn "Te Deum" are chanted, and the sermon is followed by Benediction of the blessed Sacrament
Quebec, Canada, Archdiocese of - Its first bishop was blessed Francis de Montmorency Laval
Last Supper - The last meal taken by Our Lord with His Apostles, the night before His Passion, when He instituted the blessed Eucharist, gave them His last instruction, and uttered His prayer for them, as narrated near the end of each Gospel
Blessed - ) Enjoying, or pertaining to, spiritual happiness, or heavenly felicity; as, the blessed in heaven
Apostolic Indulgences - The blessed article must be carried on one's person, if possible, otherwise kept in a suitable place, and the prescribed prayers recited
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Deuteronomy 28:4 (c) By this it is indicated that the labor of the godly will be blessed and will be very fruitful
Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - It impressed on the faithful the sentiments of the blessed Virgin as the time of her delivery approached
Reservation - (Latin: reservatio, a retaining) ...
(1) The keeping of the blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle or in some other fitting place, as Viaticum for the dying and as an object of devotion for the faithful
Vigil of the Circumcision - The Psalm "Miserere" and the hymn "Te Deum" are chanted, and the sermon is followed by Benediction of the blessed Sacrament
Sisters of Christian Charity - Also known as Daughters of the blessed Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception
Rose Flower - These fiowers, in Christian art are associated with ...
blessed Virgin Mary where they typically encircle the Heart of Mary, the "Mystical Rose" ...
Saint Angelus of Jerusalem ...
Saint Cecilia ...
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Rose, Mystical - A traditional title given to Our blessed Lady, an invocation in the Litany of Loreto
Supper, Last - The last meal taken by Our Lord with His Apostles, the night before His Passion, when He instituted the blessed Eucharist, gave them His last instruction, and uttered His prayer for them, as narrated near the end of each Gospel
Blessing And Cursing - are primary biblical emphases, as reflected in the 516 uses of words such as bless (132), blessed (285), blesses (10), blessing (70), and blessings (19); and the 199 occurrences of such words as curse (97), cursed (74), curses (19), and cursing (9). Normally, however, when used as a verb, the word is in the passive voice (“be blessed”), as though to suggest that persons do not have in themselves the power to bless. ...
In the New Testament, the word “bless” often translates makarios , meaning “blessed, fortunate, happy. It is reasonable to conclude that the primary use of the blessing concept in the New Testament is that of “blessed” as opposed to the verbal emphasis on “bless. ”...
“Blessed” appears frequently in the New Testament (88). Especially is “blessed” well known for Jesus' references to the word in the Beatitudes of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:3-11 ) and His congratulations to those who respond positively to the kingdom of God (Matthew 23:39 ; Matthew 24:46 ; Mark 11:9 ; Luke 10:23 ; Luke 14:15 ). In contrast to frequent usage in the first three Gospels (52 occurrences) the Gospel of John uses the word “blessed” in only three places (John 12:13 ; John 13:17 ; John 20:29 ). ...
Elsewhere, Pauline literature uses the word: “Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered” (Romans 4:7 ); “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3 ). John often used the word in Revelation: “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein for the time is at hand” (Revelation 1:3 ); “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord” (Revelation 14:13 ; cf. When Isaac mistakenly blessed Jacob rather than Esau, he could not recall the blessing, for it existed in history (Genesis 27:18-41 ); it had acquired an identity of its own
Anne, Saint - (Hebrew: grace) ...
Traditional name of the wife of Joachim and mother of the blessed Virgin. From these we learn that Anne and Joachim had reached old age and still remained childless; their prayers were answered, an angel of the Lord announcing to Anne that the fruit of her womb would be blessed by all the world
Devotion, Days of - In Great Britain they are: ...
Easter Monday
Easter Tuesday
Whit Monday
Whit Tuesday
Purification of blessed Virgin Mary (February 2,)
Saint Matthias (February 24,)
Saint Gregory the Great (March 12,)
Saint Joseph (March 19,)
Annunciation (March 25,)
Saint George (April 26,)
Saints Philip and James (May 1,)
Finding of the Cross (May 3,)
Saint Augustine (May 27,)
Nativity of Saint John the Baptist (June 24,)
Saint James, Apostle (July 25,)
Saint Anne (July 26,)
Saint Lawrence (August 10,)
Saint Bartholomew (August 24,)
Nativity of the blessed Virgin Mary (September 8,)
Saint Matthew (September 21,)
Saint Michael, Archangel (September 29,)
Saints Simon and Jude (October 28,)
Saint Andrew, Apostle (November 30,)
Immaculate Conception (December 8,)
Saint Thomas, Apostle (December 21,)
Saint Stephen (December 26,)
Saint John the Apostle (December 27,)
Holy Innocents (December 28,)
Saint Thomas of Canterbury (December 29,)
Saint Silvester (December 31,)
They are the same in Ireland, excepting that the Immaculate Conception is a holyday of obligation
Days of Devotion - In Great Britain they are: ...
Easter Monday
Easter Tuesday
Whit Monday
Whit Tuesday
Purification of blessed Virgin Mary (February 2,)
Saint Matthias (February 24,)
Saint Gregory the Great (March 12,)
Saint Joseph (March 19,)
Annunciation (March 25,)
Saint George (April 26,)
Saints Philip and James (May 1,)
Finding of the Cross (May 3,)
Saint Augustine (May 27,)
Nativity of Saint John the Baptist (June 24,)
Saint James, Apostle (July 25,)
Saint Anne (July 26,)
Saint Lawrence (August 10,)
Saint Bartholomew (August 24,)
Nativity of the blessed Virgin Mary (September 8,)
Saint Matthew (September 21,)
Saint Michael, Archangel (September 29,)
Saints Simon and Jude (October 28,)
Saint Andrew, Apostle (November 30,)
Immaculate Conception (December 8,)
Saint Thomas, Apostle (December 21,)
Saint Stephen (December 26,)
Saint John the Apostle (December 27,)
Holy Innocents (December 28,)
Saint Thomas of Canterbury (December 29,)
Saint Silvester (December 31,)
They are the same in Ireland, excepting that the Immaculate Conception is a holyday of obligation
Festival, Fixed - , the Circumcision (January 1,), since the Jewish law prescribed this rite eight days after birth; and the Purification of the blessed Virgin (February 2,), for this was required of a Jewish mother 40 days after the birth of a male child. The date of Christmas led also to the institution of the feast of the Annunciation (March 25,), nine months before, the beginning of the pregnancy of the blessed Virgin
Fixed Festival - , the Circumcision (January 1,), since the Jewish law prescribed this rite eight days after birth; and the Purification of the blessed Virgin (February 2,), for this was required of a Jewish mother 40 days after the birth of a male child. The date of Christmas led also to the institution of the feast of the Annunciation (March 25,), nine months before, the beginning of the pregnancy of the blessed Virgin
Perez-Uzza - Now Khirbet el Uz or Auz, two miles from Kirjath Jearim, on the hill above Chesla (Chesalon), a short way before Kuryet es Saideh, "the blessed city," i. the abode of Obed Edom whom God" blessed
Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Other rosaries are more properly called beads, as the beads of the Immaculate Conception, the beads of the Seven Dolors, the blessed Sacrament beads. The beads should be blessed by a Dominican or any other duly authorized priest
Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Special devotions in honor of the blessed Virgin were practised in the Jesuit schools in the 16th century. The main principles of the sodality, which state that it should be a select body devoted to the blessed Mother and aiming at more than ordinary goodness, as well as the Act of Consecration, have remained the same since its origin in 1563
Bless - ...
Bârak (בָּרַךְ, Strong's #1288), “to kneel, bless, be blessed, curse. 1:22: “And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful and multiply, …” God’s first word to man is introduced in the same way: “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply …” (v. 9:1: “And God blessed Noah and his sons. …” The central element of God’s covenant with Abram is: “I will bless thee … and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee … and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed” (
A common form of greeting was, “Blessed be thou of the Lord” ( blessed be thy glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise” ( Falling Asleep of Mary - 4thcentury, falsely attributed to Saint John the Evangelist, and describing the death of the blessed Virgin
Loreto, Holy House of - It has been one of the famous shrines of the blessed Virgin from the 13th century to the present day
Candle, Paschal - A large candle, symbolic of the Risen Saviour, the Light of the World which is blessed at the service on Holy Saturday, is used that day in the blessing of the baptismal water, and is lighted on the Gospel side of the sanctuary during solemn services during the paschal season
Lutgard, Saint - Throughout her life, she was favored with apparitions of Christ, the blessed Virgin Mary, and the saints
Holy House of Loreto - It has been one of the famous shrines of the blessed Virgin from the 13th century to the present day
Disease - ...
Psalm 103:3 (c) Here it is indicated that every wrong, harmful and hurtful thing in the Christian's life will come under the beneficent and blessed healing power of the Lord JESUS, if he wills it so
Plough, Plow, to - It is doubtless typical of the treatment which the blessed Lord received when on earth, especially His being scourged
Anthony Baldinucci, Blessed - He labored in the neighborhood of Frascati and Viterbo, Italy, his work being characterized by processions, during which Anthony and many of his flock scourged themselves with disciplines; his success was largely due to his propagation of devotion to the blessed Virgin, whose image was always carried before him on his missions
Sisters of the Holy Cross (Notre Dame, Indiana) - A branch of the Sisters Marianites of the Holy Cross founded by blessed Basile Moreau in 1841 at Le Mans, France to cooperate in the work of the Congregation of the Holy Cross
Baldinucci, Anthony, Blessed - He labored in the neighborhood of Frascati and Viterbo, Italy, his work being characterized by processions, during which Anthony and many of his flock scourged themselves with disciplines; his success was largely due to his propagation of devotion to the blessed Virgin, whose image was always carried before him on his missions
Beatitudes - Condition or statement of blessedness. In the Latin of the Vulgate, beatus, the word for blessed, happy, or fortunate, begins certain verses such as Psalm 1:1 : "Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked. Luke's parallel (6:20b-26), with four statements of blessedness and four maledictions, is called the Beatitudes and Woes. ...
The classical New Testament beatitude has three parts: (1) the adjective "blessed"; (2) the identification of the "blessed" person(s) by a descriptive clause or participle; and (3) the condition assuring "blessedness. " Thus in Matthew's first beatitude (5:3), "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven, " the "blessed" persons are identified as the "poor in spirit" and are "blessed" because "theirs is the kingdom of heaven. " As the first word in the psalms (1:1), blessed is applied generally to all those within God's redemptive covenant established with Abraham. His blessedness comes within his relationship to God in which he accomplishes the divine will and keeps himself separate from God's enemies (1:1-2). 4-6), but the "blessed" is promised life with God (v. Psalm 32 sees the "blessed" as one "whose transgressions are forgiven" and "whose sin the Lord does not count against him. ...
The concept of blessedness is not easily translated into English. "Blessed" should be used in all cases, so that the English reader will recognize that these passages are related as beatitudes. blessedness should not be seen as a reward for religious accomplishments, but as an act of God's grace in believers' lives. 11), by adding the specific "you" and "account of me, " places Christ in the center of the Beatitudes and sees the believers' state of blessedness in their persecution for his sake. The recognition of Mary's blessedness by succeeding generations rests in the Lord's selection of her as his mother and not in the morally superior accomplishment of her will. Peter is blessed because God has revealed to him that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, a faith unobtainable through his own effort. Their condition is certain: "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them" (14:13). Their blessedness is seen that in death God gives them rest
Blessing - The curse, which had dominated the early chapters of the biblical story (Genesis 3:14,17 ; 4:11 ; 5:29 ; 9:25 ), was countered by God's promise to Abraham that "all peoples on earth will be blessed through you" (Genesis 12:3 ). Within the family the father blessed his wife and children (Genesis 27:27-29 ; 49:25-26 ; 1 Samuel 2:20 ). In the government context, the ruler blessed his subjects (2 Samuel 6:18 ; 1 Kings 8:14,55 ). Those who are obedient to God's commands are blessed with affluence and victory (Deuteronomy 28:1-14 ). To be blessed is to be granted special favor by God with resulting joy and prosperity. The pledge that "all peoples on earth shall be blessed" (Genesis 12:3 ) is fulfilled in the person and work of Jesus Christ (Galatians 3:8-14 ). He has borne the consequences of the curse for believers (Galatians 3:13 ) and blessed them with the forgiveness of sins (Romans 4:6-9 ; see Psalm 32:1-2 ). Believers are "blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ" (Ephesians 1:3 ) and now inherit the blessings promised through the patriarchs (Hebrews 6:12,15 ; 12:17 ; 1 Peter 3:9 ). The culmination of the Scriptures proclaims the end of the curse (Revelation 22:3 ) and the eternal blessedness of the people of God (Revelation 20:6 ; 22:7 )
Nicodemus - We have abundant reason to bless the Holy Ghost, in causing to be recorded that memorable conversation, as well as the character of Nicodemus manifested in it, that took place between the Lord Jesus and Nicodemus, as given at large John 3How blessed the light thereby thrown upon that most important doctrine of regeneration, and which Jesus declares to be indispensably necessary for an entrance into the kingdom of God. And it is blessed to trace the effects of this glorious work of God the Holy Ghost upon the heart of Nicodemus himself. (See Luke 23:51-52 with John 19:38-39) It is very blessed thus to trace the progress of grace, and to prove the truth of that sweet Scripture, "the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto a perfect day
Orans - A remarkable Orans of the 4th century is supposed to represent the blessed Virgin in the act of intercession
Orante - A remarkable Orans of the 4th century is supposed to represent the blessed Virgin in the act of intercession
Doctor, Ecstatic - Though not infrequently styled blessed, the cause of his beatification has never begun
Denys the Carthusian - Though not infrequently styled blessed, the cause of his beatification has never begun
Denys Van Leeuwen - Though not infrequently styled blessed, the cause of his beatification has never begun
Carthusian, Denys the - Though not infrequently styled blessed, the cause of his beatification has never begun
Benediction - See also: ...
Benediction of the blessed Sacrament
Benediction with Ciborium
blessing
Fortress - 2 Samuel 22:2 (a) This describes a blessed hiding place in GOD, which the believer enjoys when he goes to the Lord in prayer and commits his case into His hands
Luke - The church is highly indebted to this man, under the Holy Ghost, for the blessed gospel which bears his name, and the Acts of the Apostles
Bar Convent - Founded outside the Micklegate Bar (barrier, city limit) by the Congregation of the English Ladies (now the Institute of the blessed Virgin Mary) in 1680
Ecstatic Doctor - Though not infrequently styled blessed, the cause of his beatification has never begun
a.b.c., an - Prayer-poem to the blessed Virgin by Chaucer, each stanza beginning with a different letter, from A to Z
Caesarea - This place is rendered memorable in the gospel, from Jesus passing near the coasts of it when Peter gave so blessed a testimony to the GODHEAD of his master
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Cluny - Religious congregation founded by blessed Anne Marie Javouhey at Seurre, France in 1798 for educating the young, nursing the sick, and caring for orphans
Seville, Spain, Archdiocese of - Suffragan dioceses include ...
Cádiz y Ceuta
Córdoba
Huelva
Islas Canarias (Canary Islands)
Jerez de la Frontera
San Cristóbal de La Laguna o Tenerife
Notable bishops include ...
Blessed Marcelo Spínola y Maestre
Saint Isidore of Seville
Saint Laurian of Seville
Saint Leander of Seville
See also ...
New Catholic Dictionary: city of Seville, Spain
Catholic-Hierarchy
Saint Mary's Convent - Founded outside the Micklegate Bar (barrier, city limit) by the Congregation of the English Ladies (now the Institute of the blessed Virgin Mary) in 1680
Isaac - As Isaac was the patriarch that stood between Abraham and Jacob, it may seem remarkable that so little is recorded of him, especially as the promise given to Abraham, of all nations being blessed through his seed, was confirmed to Isaac. God in a remarkable way blessed the mission of the servant (type of the Holy Spirit gathering a bride for Christ), and Rebekah, Isaac's cousin, became his wife. God confirmed the blessing promised to Abraham, both as to Isaac's seed possessing all those countries, and also as to all the nations of the earth being blessed in his seed. Thus was he now in the true place of moral superiority, in the place of his calling, and as such having no disputes with the nations, but acknowledged as the blessed of the Lord — a word surely for world-borderers of to-day. Notwithstanding this failure we read in Hebrews 11:20 , "By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come. He said of Jacob "Yea, and he shall be blessed. God is constantly referred to as the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob: it was through them the blessings to Israel flowed, and through them came the Seed — Christ — in whom all nations of the earth are being blessed
Lourdes, France - In 1858 a young peasant girl saw many times an apparition of the blessed Virgin in the grotto of Massabielle. Numerous and well-attested cures have been made by bathing in the water or by merely visiting the shrine and especially by the Benediction of the blessed Sacrament
Sheminith - But this is by no means satisfactory; it is too trifling to suppose that the blessed and precious truths of the Psalms were composed for the purpose of mere musical instruments. If therefore we suppose (and which I venture to think may be done without violence) that the blessed things contained in them refer to Christ, may we not suppose also that the Psalm itself is therefore dedicated to him? If the reader wishes to see yet farther the foundation of such probable conclusions, I refer him to Parkhurst's Lexicon, page 696, or Fenwick on Titles of the Psalms, page 18
Mediator - He is the Mediator of the new covenant that will be made with Israel in the future: they will be blessed only through Him, as the saints of God are now blessed through Him and in Him
Simon Stock, Saint - The antiphonies of Saint Simon, Flos Carmeli and Ave Stella Matutina show his particular devotion to the blessed Virgin. Represented receiving the scapular from the blessed Virgin
Stock, Simon, Saint - The antiphonies of Saint Simon, Flos Carmeli and Ave Stella Matutina show his particular devotion to the blessed Virgin. Represented receiving the scapular from the blessed Virgin
Anna - She was constant in attendance at the morning and evening sacrifices at the temple; and there, at the age of eighty- four years, was blessed with a sight of the infant Savior, and inspired to announce the coming of the promised Messiah to many who longed to see him, Luke 2:36-38
Fullness of Grace - Abundance or superabundance of sanctifying grace or interior holiness, predicated by Sacred Scripture of Our Lord, of Saint Stephen, of the Apostles, and of Our blessed Lady
Magnificat, the - It was recited by the blessed Virgin on her visit to Elizabeth after the Angel Gabriel had announced that Mary was to become the mother of Christ (Luke 1)
Naples, Italy, Archdiocese of - Illustrious bishops in its history include Saint Asprenus, Pope Paul IV, blessed Paul Burali d'Arezzo, and Pope Innocent XII
Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Succor - Through the intercession of the blessed Virgin under this title many graces have been obtained and Pope Pius IX approved the coronation of the picture by the Vatican Chapter, 1867, and established the feast, 1876, but not for universal observance
Canticle of the Blessed Virgin Mary - It was recited by the blessed Virgin on her visit to Elizabeth after the Angel Gabriel had announced that Mary was to become the mother of Christ (Luke 1)
Mary Mediatrix - A title of our blessed Lady, expressive of the doctrine that all graces come to us from Christ through the hands of Mary
Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces - A title of our blessed Lady, expressive of the doctrine that all graces come to us from Christ through the hands of Mary
Albany, New York, Diocese of - It was the scene of the early missionary labors of blessed Isaac Jogues and his companions, martyred within its confines
Boil - Hezekiah's boil was apparently of an aggravated type, though a lump of figs was blessed to his recovery
Ephra - The Lord, he saith, will give them Pheer for Epher; that is, beauty for ashes; meaning the blessed change wrought by grace in the soul, when from sin they are brought to salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ
Scapular of Saint Michael the Archangel - blessed Pope Pius IX gave it his blessing, and it was indulgenced by Pope Leo XIII
Cambridge, England, University of - ...
Corpus Christi (called Corpus), founded 1352, by the guilds of Corpus Christi and of the blessed Virgin Mary, and known in early times as Saint Benet's from the church connected with the Corpus guild, which served as the college chapel for nearly three centuries. ...
Gonville and Caius known as Caius, (pronounced Keys), founded 1348, as the "Hall of the Annunciation of the blessed Virgin Mary" by Edmund Gonvil (Gonevill); refounded and enlarged by John Caius, 1557; the chief medical college. ...
Jesus, founded on the site of the Benedictine convent of Saint Radigund, 1498, by John Alcock, Bishop of Ely, as the college of "the most blessed Virgin Mary, Saint John the Evangelist, and the glorious virgin Saint Radigund"; blessed John Fisher was an alumnus. ...
Saint John's, founded 1511, by Lady Margaret Beaufort to replace the Hospital of Saint John (13th century), and whose designs were carried out by her executor, blessed John Fisher
Obed Edom - The Lord blessed Obed Edom and all his household in consequence during its three months' stay with him; so David brought it up front Obed Edom's house with joy. "God blessed him" with eight sons who were temple porters (1 Chronicles 26:1-5; 1 Chronicles 26:8). Those whom the Lord hath blessed, and who have received God's ark into their home and heart, are best fitted to serve in the sanctuary and to open the kingdom of heaven ministerially. The site of his house is still pointed out, a very green plateau, Κuryet es saideh "the abode of the blessed," on the way from Kirjath Jearim to Jerusalem, a little beyond Khirbet el Uz (Perez Uzzah). " The blessed of the Lord shall dwell in the Lord's house forever
University of Cambridge, England - ...
Corpus Christi (called Corpus), founded 1352, by the guilds of Corpus Christi and of the blessed Virgin Mary, and known in early times as Saint Benet's from the church connected with the Corpus guild, which served as the college chapel for nearly three centuries. ...
Gonville and Caius known as Caius, (pronounced Keys), founded 1348, as the "Hall of the Annunciation of the blessed Virgin Mary" by Edmund Gonvil (Gonevill); refounded and enlarged by John Caius, 1557; the chief medical college. ...
Jesus, founded on the site of the Benedictine convent of Saint Radigund, 1498, by John Alcock, Bishop of Ely, as the college of "the most blessed Virgin Mary, Saint John the Evangelist, and the glorious virgin Saint Radigund"; blessed John Fisher was an alumnus. ...
Saint John's, founded 1511, by Lady Margaret Beaufort to replace the Hospital of Saint John (13th century), and whose designs were carried out by her executor, blessed John Fisher
Infinite - According to the Vatican Council, He is infinite in intellect and will and every perfection, really and essentially distinct from the world, infinitely blessed in Himself and through Himself and inexpressibly above all things that can exist and be thought of besides Him
Jehovah-Shalom - But seen with an eye to Christ, it is eminently blessed; here, indeed, JEHOVAH, in the covenant of peace founded in Christ before all worlds, may, and must be called, in the strongest emphasis, JEHOVAH SHALOM
Hanun - (hay' nuhn) Personal name meaning, “blessed” or “favored
Martyrs of Gorkum - They threw them into prison, and, after transferring them to Brielle, cruelly mutilated and hanged them, July 9, for refusing to deny their belief in the blessed Sacrament and the papal supremacy; this in spite of an order of William of Orange that priests should not be molested
Spiritual Warmth: How to Maintain it - Get into the sun; under his blessed beams there are warmth and comfort
Benediction - , are blessed with holy water, and formally dedicated to God
Ark of the Covenant Person - A title given to the blessed Virgin Mary to signify her Divine motherhood, that as the ark of old, made of incorruptible wood and adorned with pure gold, contained the precious treasures of the Divine law and the manna from heaven, so she, the true ark, bore within her not merely the law but the Lawgiver, not merely the Divine presence as manifested over the ark of the covenant, but the Divine One Himself, and the Living Bread from heaven
Signet - He informed Zerubbabel that He would touch his life in such a blessed way that he would leave on every other life he touched the imprint of GOD and the impress of Heaven
Espousals of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Formerly a feast celebrated on January 23, in honor of the blessed Virgin's espousal to Saint Joseph
Leah - She was 'tender eyed,' and not as beautiful as Rachel; but she was blessed of God in bearing to Jacob six sons and one daughter, and was thus the mother of the heads of the important tribes of Reuben, Levi, and Judah, as well as of Simeon, Issachar, and Zebulun
Paphos - " The infamous rites in honor of this goddess continued to be practiced hundreds of years after Paul and Barnabas introduced the gospel here, though their labors were blessed with some fruits, Acts 13:6-13
Vessels, Sacred - The ...
chalice with its paten ...
ciborium ...
pyx, and ...
luna of the ostensorium ...
A sacred vessel, if it contains the blessed Sacrament, must not be touched by anyone except a priest or a deacon, unless in grave necessity
Sacred Vessels - The ...
chalice with its paten ...
ciborium ...
pyx, and ...
luna of the ostensorium ...
A sacred vessel, if it contains the blessed Sacrament, must not be touched by anyone except a priest or a deacon, unless in grave necessity
Berechi'ah - (blessed of Jehovah )
Missionaries, Montfort - Order founded by blessed Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, in 1705. It is composed of priests and lay-brothers, who strive to draw the faithful to Jesus Christ through devotion to the blessed Virgin
Missionaries of the Company of Mary - Order founded by blessed Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, in 1705. It is composed of priests and lay-brothers, who strive to draw the faithful to Jesus Christ through devotion to the blessed Virgin
Montfort Missionaries - Order founded by blessed Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, in 1705. It is composed of priests and lay-brothers, who strive to draw the faithful to Jesus Christ through devotion to the blessed Virgin
Immaculate Conception, Scapular of the - blessed Ursula Benicasa, foundress of the Order of Theatine Nuns, relates in her autobiography how the habit she and her sisters wear in honour of the Immaculate Conception was revealed to her in a vision. Her prayer was answered, and she disseminated such scapulars after they had been blessed by a priest
Witness - And it is most blessed to every child of God at one time or the other to receive this testimony of the Holy Ghost, witnessing to their adoption character. blessed Spirit of all truth, do thou witness to my personal safety in Christ Jesus, as being the earnest of the promised inheritance!...
Scapular of the Immaculate Conception - blessed Ursula Benicasa, foundress of the Order of Theatine Nuns, relates in her autobiography how the habit she and her sisters wear in honour of the Immaculate Conception was revealed to her in a vision. Her prayer was answered, and she disseminated such scapulars after they had been blessed by a priest
Paradise - ...
In the New Testament, "paradise" is put, in allusion to the paradise of Eden, for the place where the souls of the blessed enjoy happiness. Thus our Savior tells the penitent thief on the cross, "Today shalt thou be with me in paradise;" that is, in the state of the blessed, Luke 23:43
Blessedness - The Bible contains the words "bless, " "blessing, " and "blessed, " but not the noun "blessedness, " although the idea of a spiritual state of beatitude in which believers enjoy God's fellowship permeates the Bible. The English word "blessedness" is derived from the root word for "blood" and suggests something set aside through sacrifice and in the Bible through Christ's sacrificial death for sins. Every aspect of the Christian life is embraced by blessedness with no credit assumed by the person experiencing it. ...
In the Old Testament this blessedness may involve material things, but forgiveness is foremost (Psalm 32:1 ). All Christians are blessed simply by believing in Christ and hearing and keeping his word (Luke 11:28 ) and their perseverance in the face of trial (Matthew 11:6 ). blessedness can apply to special endowments. Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3 ) and Peter (Matthew 16:17 ) are blessed because they stand at the head of God's people in each Testament and are channels of God's blessedness to others. Elizabeth, as following generations, recognizes Mary's blessedness as the Lord's mother (Luke 1:42,48 ). Perfected blessedness belongs to the dead in Christ (Revelation 14:13 ). Whereas holiness refers to God's unapproachability and moral demands, blessedness focuses on what God does for the believer. From eternity he is blessed (eulogetos [ Ephesians 1:3-4 ). blessedness means God's bringing his promises to David to fulfillment in raising up Jesus as the Christ (Luke 1:68-70 ). The original experience of Adam and Eve in Eden is a blessedness derived from a creation in which God provides for their spiritual well-being with his companionship and their physical needs with the garden's trees (Genesis 2 ). The lost blessedness is replaced by cursed ground (Genesis 3:17 ). While some like Abel, Seth, Noah, and the patriarchs regain blessedness, others like Cain (Genesis 4:11 ) and Canaan (Genesis 9:25 ) fall under God's disfavor. The lost blessedness of the original paradise is fully restored by the cross and is now associated with the redemption (Luke 23:43 ). On that account Jesus is called blessed (Matthew 23:39 ; Luke 1:42 ; 19:38 ). ...
The patriarchs live in a state of unperfected blessedness with their weaknesses removed at death (Hebrews 11:13 ). blessedness for Israel was dependent on their keeping the covenant by which God established them as his people. Idolatry deprived them of their blessedness. blessedness in the Old Testament at times assures certain material blessings (Genesis 39:5 ). blessedness entails the believer's continual occupation with God's word, the avoidance of the wicked, and perseverance and final flourishing (Psalm 1 ). This psalm's first words, "blessed" (asre [ Psalm 22 ), material deprivation, and seeing the wicked flourish, but are finally victorious (Psalm 2 ). blessedness is seen not in how God materially rewarded the prophets, but in their perseverance (James 5:11 ). The occasional Old Testament association of blessedness with material advantages is reversed in the New Testament and is linked with financial destitution. The poor (Luke 6:20 ) and the poor in spirit (Matthew 5:3 ) have already gotten their blessedness in attaining the kingdom of God. Jesus is despised by others (Isaiah 53:3 ) and the poorest of men and still in him blessedness comes to its highest expression (2 Corinthians 8:9 ). The blessedness of the righteous is seen in their persecution by God's enemies (Matthew 5:11-12 ). The apostles are blessed in seeing what prophets could only long for (Matthew 13:16 ) and rejoice because they are allowed to suffer for Christ (Acts 5:41 ). Suffering brings martyrs into a state of blessedness (Revelation 14:13 ). The martyrs have attained blessedness and are called "saints, " not because of their moral perfection, but because their deaths identify them with Christ
Hosanna - Mark (11:9) and John (12:13) do not have "to the Son of David, " but all three follow the opening cry with, "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" (from Psalm 118:26 ). But Mark inserts "Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David" (11:10), and John adds, "Blessed is the King of Israel" (12:13). " And they agree essentially with Luke's formulation of the people's words taken from Psalm 118:26 , "Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord" (19:38)
Montfort, Louis Marie Orignion de - His "Treatise on the True Devotion to the blessed Virgin Mary" was translated by Father Faber, New York, 1909
Cham - On this occasion, Noe blessed Sem and Japhet for their filial piety; pronounced a curse upon Chanaan, the son of Cham; and foretold the characteristics of Cham's descendants, and the debasement that would follow (Genesis 9)
Canonical Hours - Each of the Seven Hours issaid to commemorate some point in the Passion of our Lord, as setforth in the old rhyme,...
  "At mattins bound, at prime reviled,    Condemned to death at tierce,   Nailed to the Cross at sexts, at nones    His blessed side they pierced
Louis de Montfort - His "Treatise on the True Devotion to the blessed Virgin Mary" was translated by Father Faber, New York, 1909
High Church Party - The extreme wing has reintroduced practices such as the Mass, veneration and adoration of the blessed Sacrament, auricular confession, communion under one species, Extreme Unction, and the establishing of monastic orders
Elisabeth - ' She said, "Blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord
Blindfolding - It was used in reproach of our blessed Lord as a Prophet, or divine instructer, and to expose him to ridicule, Luke 22:63-64
Saint - ) One of the blessed in heaven
Balde, Jakob - A notable lyric poet, he is the author of several odes to the blessed Virgin
Scapular of Saint Dominic - It is made of white wool, and usually bears a picture of a kneeling Saint Dominic on one part and that of blessed Reginald receiving the habit from the Mother of God on the other
Saint Dominic, Scapular of - It is made of white wool, and usually bears a picture of a kneeling Saint Dominic on one part and that of blessed Reginald receiving the habit from the Mother of God on the other
Scapular of Saint Benedict - Reception is effected by the enrollment of the members and investment with a small blessed scapular of black cloth
Saint Benedict, Scapular of - Reception is effected by the enrollment of the members and investment with a small blessed scapular of black cloth
Lamb And Flag - A symbolical representation of our blessed Lord,used in Church decorations
Bernadette Soubirous, Blessed - When only 14 years of age she witnessed 18 apparitions of Our Lady at Lourdes, instructing her to make known to the world the miraculous healing powers which the blessed Virgin would give to the waters there by her presence
Disputa, la - Representing the Church, militant and triumphant, it portrays saints, doctors and laymen engaged in theological discussion, and above, the heavens opened and Our Lord, overshadowed by the Holy Ghost, and blessed by the Father, offering Himself as a sacrifice for sin
Order of the Annunziata - It was first dedicated to the blessed Virgin at the time of Felix V, antipope, 1434
Joys of the Blessed Virgin Mary - A pious devotion to commemorate particular joyous events in the life of Our blessed Lady
Banner - During a sermon, when the blessed Sacrament is exposed, a banner is placed before it
Leonard of Port Maurice, Saint - Represented with the blessed Virgin
Name of Mary - " It was a favorite name among Jewish women in the time of Our blessed Lady
Inner Life of Mary - The supernatural life which Mary led on earth, particularly her advancement in grace and wisdom, in her intimate union with Jesus, her Divine Son, the Second Person of the blessed Trinity
Cabal of Devotees - (Company of the Most blessed Sacrament) A Catholic secret society founded in France, 1630, by Henri de Levis, Duke de Ventadour; Henri de Pichery; Jacques Adhemar de Monteil de Grignan; and Philippe d' Angoumois
End - (Revelation 21:6) And when we consider in how many ways the Lord is, both the beginning and the end, the Alpha and the Omega, surely it is very blessed to make him, what the Father hath made him, as the Mediator and head of his church and people, the first and the last in all our pursuits, affections, and designs: Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and for ever
Mary, Name of - " It was a favorite name among Jewish women in the time of Our blessed Lady
Love of Complacency - Love of complacency is sometimes used to signify the love with which the blessed in heaven love God for His own sake because of His infinite goodness, in contradistinction to love of concupiscence, whereby God is loved as the source of the creature's happiness
Beracah - ) and his people blessed God after He provided miraculous victory over Ammon, Moab, and Edom (2 Chronicles 20:26 )
Aloe - Balaam used the beauty of the aloe tree to describe the beauty of Israel's camp as he blessed them (Numbers 24:6 )
Grave - Where there is no Catholic cemetery, the Church requires that a separate space be granted for the burial of Catholics, and, if this is refused, the single graves must be blessed
Alphabetic Psalms - Psalms 18, "Blessed are the undefiled," comprises 22 stanzas of 8 verses each, beginning with the same letter of the Hebrew alphabet in order
Meal - Since the meal offering represents the life of CHRIST offered to the Father instead of our own, we are rather inclined to believe that this meal may represent the blessed Person of our Lord JESUS who delivers from all evil doctrines, and every poisonous faith
Locust - Psalm 109:23 (a) This is emblematic of the weakness and the helplessness of our blessed Lord as He was sent from one persecutor to another just as the wind blows the locusts about. ...
Proverbs 30:27 (c) This is a figure used to illustrate the blessedness of mutual fellowship regardless of leadership
Chastening - "Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest
Abraham's Bosom - To lie in Abraham's bosom was thus a phrase for blessed repose in closest nearness to the father of the faithful in the feast of paradise (Matthew 8:11; Luke 16:23)
Annunziata, Order of the - It was first dedicated to the blessed Virgin at the time of Felix V, antipope, 1434
Coming - The Lord hath blessed thee since my coming
Most High - MOST HIGH, MOST HIGHEST...
We find frequent mention made, in holy Scripture, of the Lord JEHOVAH under these appellations; and very blessed and proper they are, when speaking of him
Abstinence - The Holy Ghost, by his servants the apostles, hath given them very blessed directions of "abstaining from fleshly lusts which war against the soul: and from the very appearance of evil
Ash'er, - Apocrypha and New Testament, A'ser ( blessed ), the eighth son of Jacob, by Zilpah, Leah's handmaid
Salutation - (1) Motion of reverence by bowing or lifting the hat when meeting a priest, and when passing a church, because it is the House of God and, as a rule, the sanctuary of the blessed Sacrament
Soubirous, Bernadette, Blessed - When only 14 years of age she witnessed 18 apparitions of Our Lady at Lourdes, instructing her to make known to the world the miraculous healing powers which the blessed Virgin would give to the waters there by her presence
Runner of the World - It is a sort of religious epic, written in honor of the blessed Virgin, and purports to give a history of the world as derived from the Old and New Testaments, with the Redemption as the central theme
Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood - The sisters maintain perpetual adoration of the blessed Sacrament and conduct retreats
Sisters of the Most Holy Sacrament - Originally a dependent branch of the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration founded by Catherine de Bar (in religion Mother Mechtilde of the blessed Sacrament) in Paris, France in 1658, the congregation separated from the French province in 1892, later adopting the Rule of Saint Augustine
Faithful - " Thus in Galatians 3:9 , believers are said to be blessed with Abraham, because of his preeminent distinction above all man for steadfast faith in God
Them - Matthew 25 ...
Then shall the king say to them on his right hand, come, ye blessed of my Father-- Matthew 25 ...
They - Hebrews 13 ...
blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness
Ash'er, - Apocrypha and New Testament, A'ser ( blessed ), the eighth son of Jacob, by Zilpah, Leah's handmaid
Happy - Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed. blessed enjoying the presence and favor of God, in a future life
Abide - ) It is a blessed consideration, in the view of this doctrine, that when Jesus saith, "Abide in me, and I in you;" and a little after; "Continue ye in my love:" (John 15:4; Joh 15:9. He directs the thing to be done and he enables them to do it; according to that blessed promise: "Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power
Melchisedec, Melchizedek - Melchisedec brought forth bread and wine, and blessed Abraham, and Abraham gave to him tithes of all. John 6:51 ; John 2:1-10 ), and blessed him that had the promises
Allegory - We never can be sufficiently thankful to God the Holy Ghost, for bringing the church acquainted with the blessed truths which were folded up in this patriarchal history. Let the reader learn from it this most blessed truth, that the Lord hath been preaching all along, and from the first dawn of revelation, the covenant of redemption by his dear Son. Well might it be said, as it is said, when Jesus, who had been secretly set up from everlasting the glorious Head of his body the church, was openly to be brought into the world,"Let all the angels of God worship him!" (Hebrews 1:6) It will be a blessed view of this sweet allegory, now so graciously explained to us as it is, by the Holy Ghost himself, if both he that writes and he that reads, when summing up the wonderful account, can say with the apostle, "We are not children of the bond-woman, but of the free
Cloud - I think the particularity of it, and the blessedness of it, demands the attention of the church in all ages. " (Isaiah 4:5) When we consider the peculiarity of this cloud, when we read expressly who was in it, when we consider the wonderful progress of it in its ministry, then going before, and then shifting its station, as occasion required, and going behind, when we behold the striking account of its ministry, in the difference of its aspect of light to Israel, and darkness to the Egyptians, when we trace the history of it through all the wilderness dispensation of the church, and discover its blessed and beneficial influences to Israel, from Succoth even to Jordan, who but must exclaim, What hath God wrought! Surely, it is impossible for any reader, and every reader, to attend to the wonderful account without joining Moses, the man of God and saying, "Happy art thou, O Israel! who is like unto thee, O people saved of the Lord?" (Deuteronomy 33:29) Let the reader turn to those Scriptures, (Exodus 13:21-22; Exo 14:19-20; Exo 16:10; Numbers 12:5; Deuteronomy 31:15; Nehemiah 9:19; 1 Corinthians 10:1; 1Co 10:4) But when the reader hath paused over these Scriptures, and duly pondered the wonderous subject, I entreat him to carry on the blessed consideration (for it is, indeed, most blessed), as it concerns the Exodus, or going forth of the church of Jesus now. " (2 Corinthians 3:18) We have the outer displays of the divine presence, in ordinances, and means of grace, and the blessed Scriptures of truth, like Israel's cloud. " Precious Lord Jesus! whilst thou art thus gracious, and thus blessed, to thy church and people, we still behold the cloud, yea, now look; through by faith, and behold thee in the cloud, a wall of fire round about, and the glory, as thou didst promise, in the midst of Zion! (See Zechariah 2:8)...
Domonic of Silos, Saint - Patron of captives and of pregnant women, blessed Jane of Guzman having obtained through his intercession the conception of Saint Dominic
Daughter, Scavenger's - Saint Luke Kirby and blessed Thomas Cottam suffered torture by this cruel machine
Benizi, Philip, Saint - Obeying a vision of the blessed Virgin, he entered the Servite Order, 1253, and was elected superior general, 1267
Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin ma - November 21, commemorating the presentation of the blessed Virgin as a child in the Temple where, according to tradition, she was educated
Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity - Father Judge also founded the Missionary Servants of the Most blessed Trinity now numbering about 300 sisters in 30 mission cenacles
Lamps - The early Christians used lamps from necessity; a burning lamp before the blessed Sacrament is now obligatory
Catherine de' Ricci, Saint - , and during which she went through the stages of Our Lord's Passion showing all that the blessed Mother suffered in witnessing it
Meek - " Matthew 11 blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth
Aiguillon, Marie de Vignerot de Pontcourlay, Duche - She caused the Hotel-Dieu at Quebec to be erected and with blessed Olier conceived the plan of founding Montreal
Archangel - In its more restricted sense, the archangels are those blessed spirits who compose the second choir of the lowest order in the angelic hierarchy (see angel)
Thessalonia - ) It was to the church of the Thessalonians he sent those two blessed Epistles, which through grace are in all the churches
Jaazaniah - A Rechabite, son of Jeremiah: he refused to drink wine, and was blessed for his obedience to his forefathers
Antoninus, Saint - In 1405 he entered the Dominican Order and was a zealous promoter of the reforms of blessed John Dominic
Hate - How long will fools hate knowledge? Proverbs 1 ...
blessed are ye when men shall hate you
Stick - When Calvary comes into the life, we recover those blessed graces and gifts that make us useful to others
Alessandra Lucrezia Romola - , and during which she went through the stages of Our Lord's Passion showing all that the blessed Mother suffered in witnessing it
Collyridians - 79) assails certain women who had brought from Thrace into Arabia the practice of performing on certain days rites in honour of the blessed Virgin the chief being the offering of a cake (κολλυρίς) and the partaking of it by the worshippers
Ricci, Catherine de', Saint - , and during which she went through the stages of Our Lord's Passion showing all that the blessed Mother suffered in witnessing it
Romola, Alessandra Lucrezia - , and during which she went through the stages of Our Lord's Passion showing all that the blessed Mother suffered in witnessing it
Scavenger's Daughter - Saint Luke Kirby and blessed Thomas Cottam suffered torture by this cruel machine
Ravenna-Cervia, Italy, Archdiocese of - Its bishops have included ...
Saint Apollinaris, 1century
Saint Liberius of Ravenna, 2century
Saint Adheritus, 2century
Saint Dathus, late 2century
Saint John Angeloptes, early 5th century
Saint Peter Chrysologus, 433 to 450
Saint John of Ravenna, late 5th century
Saint Damianus, 688
Saint Felix, 705
Saint Rinaldo, 1303
Blessed Guido Maria Conforti, 1902 to 1904
Suffragen dioceses include ...
Cesena-Sarsina
Forli-Bertinoro
Rimini
San Marino-Montefeltro
See also ...
Catholic-Hiearchy
Silos, Domonic of, Saint - Patron of captives and of pregnant women, blessed Jane of Guzman having obtained through his intercession the conception of Saint Dominic
Rite, Byzantine Catholic - The third form is the Liturgy of the Presanctified, the essence of which is the distribution of the blessed Sacrament consecrated the preceding Sunday
Germaine Cousin, Saint - Her only food was bread and water, her bed a litter of vine branches; she was noted for her intense devotion to Our Lady and the blessed Sacrament
Presentation of Christ - " "This connection,"says Blunt, "of the two events is, doubtless, to show the closerelation which the acts of the blessed Virgin bore to the Incarnationof our Lord; and that she is most honored by associating her withher divine Son
Benedictus - The canticle beginning "Blessed be the Lord God ofIsrael," used after the Second Lesson at Morning Prayer
Trine Immersion - , at each name of thethree Persons in the blessed Trinity
Palm Sunday - " It was formerly customary for worshippers to appear onthis day in procession carrying in their hands palms, or yew orwillow branches, which were blessed before the beginning of theCommunion Service
Fontevrault, Abbey of - The monastery of Fontevrault was founded by blessed Robert of Arbrissel, at the close of the 11th century, on the confines of Anjou, Tours, and Poitou. When Mary of Brittany became abbess, 1457, she appointed a commission of religious of several orders to draw up a specific rule based on the rules of Saint Benedict, Saint Augustine, blessed Robert, and the Acts of Visitations
Fontevrault, Order of - The monastery of Fontevrault was founded by blessed Robert of Arbrissel, at the close of the 11th century, on the confines of Anjou, Tours, and Poitou. When Mary of Brittany became abbess, 1457, she appointed a commission of religious of several orders to draw up a specific rule based on the rules of Saint Benedict, Saint Augustine, blessed Robert, and the Acts of Visitations
Order of Fontevrault - The monastery of Fontevrault was founded by blessed Robert of Arbrissel, at the close of the 11th century, on the confines of Anjou, Tours, and Poitou. When Mary of Brittany became abbess, 1457, she appointed a commission of religious of several orders to draw up a specific rule based on the rules of Saint Benedict, Saint Augustine, blessed Robert, and the Acts of Visitations
Abbey of Fontevrault - The monastery of Fontevrault was founded by blessed Robert of Arbrissel, at the close of the 11th century, on the confines of Anjou, Tours, and Poitou. When Mary of Brittany became abbess, 1457, she appointed a commission of religious of several orders to draw up a specific rule based on the rules of Saint Benedict, Saint Augustine, blessed Robert, and the Acts of Visitations
Shem - Shem is specially blessed: "Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Shem, and Canaan shall be his servant
Jeremiah - A man famous in his day and generation as the Lord's servant, and his memory ever blessed in the church through all ages. It is blessed to read his prophecy, and under the Holy Ghost's teachings to enter into the spirit of this man's writings. ) But what may not a child preach when God the Holy Ghost hath ordained him? Oh, that more of that blessed voice was heard in this our day, which was heard by the church in Paul's day! (See Acts 13:1-4) It was the lot of Jeremiah to live in an age when the nation was given up to daring impiety, and rebellion against God. ) blessed is the memory of Jeremiah, and will be in the churches to the latest generation
Oil - When we consider that the whole office of the Holy Ghost in that feature of his sovereign character, namely, the unction of the Spirit, is described by anointing, and this not only of the persons of the members of Christ's mystical body, but Christ, the glorious Head himself; when we consider Christ, really and truly so called, and literally becoming Christ, from this anointing of God the Holy Ghost, the subject of the holy oil, as typical of these blessed things, riseth in importance to our view, and demands the closest attention of every truly awakened heart. ...
Concerning the office of God the Holy Ghost in his anointing character, as set forth by the holy oil of the temple, it would far exceed the limits of a work of this kind to go through the whole of the blessed Spirit's agency, in the description of it, under the various manifestations. It is God the Holy Ghost who is uniformly represented, in his divine influences and gifts, by the figure and emblem of the holy oil and the ointment; for as oil hath numberless operations to soften, to take off rust, to counteract poison, to give cheerfulness to the countenance, and to facilitate actions in the limbs when benumbed and grown hard; so the blessed influences of the Holy Ghost, by his divine anointings, soften our hearts, take off the rust of ignorance in our minds, expel the poison of sin and corruption, and not only raiseth up the drooping spirits, by administering to our hearts the oil of joy and gladness, but causeth us "to run the way of God's commandments when the Lord hath set our heart at liberty. "...
And what a blessed thought it is, that as the holy oil was poured on the head of Aaron, the great high priest of the Jewish dispensation, which ran down to the skirts of his clothing, so God the Holy Ghost anointed Jesus, our great and almighty High Priest, to whom Aaron was but the shadow, with "the oil of joy and gladness above and for his fellows;" yea, the Spirit was not given by measure unto him, for in him all fulness dwelleth? And Christ and his church being one and the same, he the glorious Head, and they his members, of "his fulness do we all receive, and grace or grace
Blessedness - blessedNESS . ‘Blessed’ and ‘happy’ are found in both Testaments as a varying translation of the same Heb. word; ‘blessed’ greatly pre-ponderating. The Biblical blessedness represents a conception of happiness in which the religious relation is taken into account, with its emotions and its issues. ...
In the NT the stress is decisively shifted to the spiritual content of blessedness, which may consist with the most adverse earthly conditions ( Matthew 5:10-11 , Luke 6:22 , James 1:12 ). in their Lukan form, Luke 6:20-26 ); but the reward is clearly only the consummation of a blessedness already attained by the poor in spirit, the meek, the merciful, etc. ...
Finally, in the Johannine writings the religious relation, already in the OT an essential condition of blessedness ( e. For so man becomes partaker of the life of Him who is Himself the ‘blessed God’ ( 1 Timothy 1:11 ; 1 Timothy 6:15 )
Gold - For though in respect to the divine nature, Christ is "one with the Father, over all, God blessed for ever. " (Psalms 40:6 with Hebrews 10:5)...
But it is very blessed to eye the Lord Jesus under this figure. As the Head of his body the well be compared to the most fine gold; for the Psalmist saith, in allusion to his royal dignity and power, JEHOVAH put "a crown of pure gold upon his head, When he made him most blessed for ever. " (Ephesians 2:20-21)...
It is blessed to behold also the church spoken of under the same similitude, from her union and oneness with her Lord. " And when a soul is blessed in the everlasting covenant with all spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus, there is a loveliness indeed, which is as an "ornament of grace unto the head, and as chains about the neck. " It is said, "We will make thee borders of gold, with studs of silver;" meaning, surely, the joint work and grace of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, in whose joint names all true believers in Christ are baptized, and blessed upon earth, and everlastingly made happy and glorious in heaven
Beatitude - ...
The primary meaning of ‘beatitude’ is blessedness. In the earliest example of its use quoted in Murray’s Dictionary (1491, Caxton), it signifies supreme blessedness; hence it was frequently used to describe the bliss of heaven. ’...
Trapp applies the word to ‘such as are set out of the reach of evil in the most joyous condition, having just cause to be everlastingly merry as being beati re et spe, “blessed in hand and in hope. ” ’ But there is nothing in the connotation of the word itself to suggest whether the blessedness is enjoyed on earth or in heaven; the context must show whether it refers to an experience in the present or to a hope for the future. ...
The secondary meaning of ‘beatitude’ is a declaration of blessedness. The Pope considers his claims to beatitude; and if these are approved, proclaims his admission to the Beatific Vision, and sanctions the ascription to him by the faithful of the title ‘Blessed. —In our Lord’s declarations of blessedness He used a word (μακάριος) which has an instructive history, and passed by the pagan word for ‘happiness’ or ‘well-being’ (εὐδαιμονία) which is not found in the New Testament. In Homer the gods are the blessed (μάκαρες) ones, because they excel mortal men in power or in knowledge rather than in virtue. The Greek despair of attaining blessedness on earth led to the frequent use of ‘blessed’ as synonymous with dead; Aristotle also distinguishes between μακαρισμός or Divine blessedness, and εὐδαιμονία or human blessedness (Ethic. It is therefore suggestive that the Christian conception of beatitude should find expression in a word closely associated with descriptions of the blessedness of the gods and ‘originally stronger and more ideal than εὐδαίμων. ...
But the word which describes the blessedness of those who lack no good is ennobled by our Lord’s use of it. He turns the thoughts of His disciples from outward to inward good; He teaches that blessedness is determined not by fortune, but by goodness, and that it is attainable on earth by all who put themselves into right relation to God. In His Beatitudes, therefore, it is desirable to translate μακάριοι ‘blessed’ rather than ‘happy. the saying of Carlyle that those who ‘find blessedness’ can ‘do without happiness’). Since the word ‘blessed’ fell from the lips of Christ, His Beatitudes have worthily set forth an ideal of character loftier than the aristocratic virtue of the Platonists, a joy unknown to the most noble-minded of the pleasure-seeking Epicureans, a satisfaction of soul beyond the reach of the self-sufficient Stoic. Like the chiming of sweet bells, the Beatitudes call men to enter the kingdom in which to be righteous is to be blessed; they appeal to a universal longing of the human heart, and they promise a satisfaction of soul which can be found only in obedience to the law which the Son of Man proclaims in order that His brethren may be blessed. The Beatitudes of our Lord bring the word ‘blessed’ down to earth and there set up the kingdom of heaven; they portray no remote bliss, nor even a pleasure near at hand, but a fulness of joy within the soul. Henceforth blessedness is seen to be the privilege not only of those who are exalted above all earthly care and suffering, but also of those who still share the limitations of this mortal life; it depends not on outward conditions such as wealth or education (cf. —‘Beatitude’ is not a Biblical word, but it is properly applied to all the sayings of our Lord which contain a declaration of the conditions of human blessedness. The following is a list (omitting Luke 14, 15) of the single sayings of Jesus in which He declares the blessedness of those who possess spiritual graces, or who exemplify some quality of virtue in their actions:—...
‘Blessed is he, whosoever shall find none occasion of stumbling in me. ...
‘Blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear. ...
‘Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. ...
‘Blessed are they that hear the word of God and keep it. ...
‘Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord when he cometh shall find watching. ...
‘If ye know these things, blessed are ye if ye do them. ...
‘Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. Paul, and one found in the Codex Bezae—...
‘It is more blessed to give than to receive. ...
‘If thou knowest what thou doest, thou art blessed; but if thou knowest not, thou art under a curse, and a transgressor of the law. Paul is represented as giving utterance not only to some of the Beatitudes of Jesus, but also to such sayings as these—...
‘Blessed are they that keep themselves chaste, because they shall be called the temple of God. ’...
‘Blessed be they who keep the baptism, for they shall rest in Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. —When the word ‘Beatitude’ is used in the plural, it refers as a rule to those sayings of Jesus, grouped at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount, in which He solemnly announces who are the blessed in the Kingdom of heaven. ‘Blessed are they that have been persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ‘Blessed are ye when men shall reproach you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. This general truth is first expressed; it is immediately afterwards brought home to the disciples as our Lord, using ‘ye’ instead of ‘they,’ reaffirms (Luke 6:11) the blessedness of His hearers, should they endure reproach for His sake. This course is followed by some because the eighth Beatitude is not a declaration of the blessedness of character, and by others because its promise of the Kingdom of heaven merely repeats what has already been said. Bruce refers to the ‘seven golden sentences’ which sum up the felicity of the Kingdom, though he afterwards enumerates eight classes of the blessed (The Training of the Twelve, p. ) prefers the mystical significance of eight to similar interpretations of seven; for if seven is the number of rest after labour, ‘eight is the number of blessedness and glory after rest’; he also dwells on the annexing of the promise of the Kingdom of heaven to the eighth Beatitude as well as to the first: ‘This is the consummation of blessedness; the recurring note of the beatific octave; also in the eighth Beatitude the word “blessed” is repeated for the sake of greater certainty and emphasis. ’...
This repetition of the word ‘blessed’ in what is here called the eighth Beatitude is the ground assigned by some for dividing it into two Beatitudes. The words ‘rejoice and be exceeding glad’ (Matthew 5:12) are regarded as equivalent to ‘blessed. The difference between Matthew and Luke is shown in the following table, the variations in Luke being printed in italics:—...
‘Blessed are...
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The chief elements in the problem to be solved are: the presence in Matthew alone of Beatitudes 3, 5, 6, 7; Luke’s variations from Matthew’s wording of Beatitudes 1, 2, 4, 8, especially (a) the absence from 1 and 4 of words which make blessedness depend upon spiritual conditions, and (b) the use of the second person throughout. The declaration of blessedness having been made in its most general form, it is then reaffirmed and expounded in its special bearing upon the men to whom our Lord was speaking. For example, all who would enter the Kingdom of heaven need to be told that its blessings are bestowed on the poor in spirit; but it is to His true disciples and not to the multitude that Jesus says, ‘Ye, in your poverty, are blessed. ), or because γῆ represents mystically a higher stage of blessedness (Greg. ’ The six Beatitudes that intervene unfold different aspects of Christian virtue and set forth its peculiar blessedness, for each blessing promised is the fitting reward of the inward grace, and each is included in the promise of the Kingdom. Yet it seems better to distinguish the eighth Beatitude from the other seven; it diners from them essentially, for it attaches blessedness to endurance of opposition and not to inward qualities, to conduct and not to character, to something a man does and not to what he is. ‘As the first three, the trilogy of spiritual humiliation, lead up to and produce that blessed hunger after Divine righteousness; so the second three, a trilogy of characteristic Christian graces, are the fulfilment of the soul’s hunger. ’...
With a ‘proposal of the end—blessedness,’ says Jeremy Taylor, ‘our excellent and gracious Lawgiver begins His sermon’ (The Great Exemplar, pt. The ‘Beatitudes’ reveal the nature of true blessedness and the conditions of its attainment; they reflect the light which shines from the Hebrew Scriptures that declare the blessedness of the righteous; but they are illumined not only by the Prophets and Psalmists who went before, but also by the Apostles and Teachers who come after
Final Antiphon - A chant in honor of the blessed Virgin, recited in the Divine Office at the conclusion of Complin and Lauds
Alphonse Ratisbonne - He was converted to Catholicism by a miraculous apparition of the blessed Virgin at the church of San Andrea delle Fratte at Rome, Italy
John Bosco, Saint - He was declared Venerable by Pope Pius X, July 24, 1907, and blessed by Pope Pius XI, June 2, 1929
Faldstool - It is prescribed as a genuflexorium at the door of the church at the solemn reception of a bishop, at the altar of the blessed Sacrament, and before the high altar
Jesuats - Under his successors Francesco Mini and blessed Jerome Dasciano, the congregation spread rapidly throughout, Italy
Fractio Panis - Its scriptural basis is Luke 24; the Apostles at Emmaus recognized Our Lord when He blessed and broke the bread
Panis, Fractio - Its scriptural basis is Luke 24; the Apostles at Emmaus recognized Our Lord when He blessed and broke the bread
Lidwina, Saint - From her early youth she showed remarkable devotion to the blessed Virgin
Lijdwine, Saint - From her early youth she showed remarkable devotion to the blessed Virgin
Japhet - Because of his filial respect Noe blessed Japhet
Canticle of Simeon - " Included in the Roman Breviary for Compline daily throughout the year, it is recited on February 2, the feast of the Purification of the blessed Virgin or Candlemas, at the blessing of the candles, and forms the Tract in the Mass of the feast when the latter follows Septuagesima
Churching - Equivalent to the Purification among the Jews, and whichin the life of the blessed Virgin Mary is commemorated as a Feast ofthe Church on February 2
Nunc Dimittis - " Included in the Roman Breviary for Compline daily throughout the year, it is recited on February 2, the feast of the Purification of the blessed Virgin or Candlemas, at the blessing of the candles, and forms the Tract in the Mass of the feast when the latter follows Septuagesima
Lydwid, Saint - From her early youth she showed remarkable devotion to the blessed Virgin
Abbey of Citeaux - Saint Alberic and Saint Stephen Harding were his two immediate successors; twenty-three of the abbots are venerated in the order as saints or blessed
Bush, Burning - Moses did not forget the bush: when he blessed the twelve tribes just before he died he spoke of the "good will of him who dwelt in the bush
Zeal - But when we hear that blessed Holy One, by the spirit of prophecy, crying out, "the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up
Antiphon, Final - A chant in honor of the blessed Virgin, recited in the Divine Office at the conclusion of Complin and Lauds
Henry Rawes - Translated the treatises of Saint Thomas Aquinas on the blessed Sacrament and the Lord's Prayer
Armies - And it is a blessed thing to have this Lord God of Zebaoth for our stay
Obed-Edom - We learn that the Lord blessed this man exceedingly, on account of the ark resting under his roof, 2 Samuel 6:10-11
Rawes, Henry Augustus - Translated the treatises of Saint Thomas Aquinas on the blessed Sacrament and the Lord's Prayer
Ratisbonne, Maria Alphonse - He was converted to Catholicism by a miraculous apparition of the blessed Virgin at the church of San Andrea delle Fratte at Rome, Italy
Serpent - In Christian art it is associated with ...
Blessed Virgin Mary where it is often placed beneath her feet: "the seed of the woman shall crush his head
Religious, Clothing of - During the ceremony the aspirant withdraws for the robing, the different articles of the habit having been blessed by the bishop
Procession of the Holy Ghost - The word "Procession" is used toexpress the relation in the blessed Trinity between the Father andthe Holy Ghost
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blessed art thou, O Lord, the God of Israel, Our Father. ...
blessed art thou, O Lord, the God of our fathers. ...
The Breviary also contains three canticles from the New Testament, the Benedictus, Magnificat, and Nunc Dimittis, respectively recited each day at Lauds, Vespers, and Compline: ...
Benedictus Dominus, Deus Israel...
blessed be the Lord God of Israel. ...
Canticle of the blessed Virgin, Luke 1:46-55. On February 2, Feast of the Purification of the blessed Virgin or Candlemas, at the blessing of the candles
Ostensorium - It came into use when processions and expositions of the blessed Sacrament became common usage. ...
In art it is associated with ...
Saint Alphonsus Liguori because of his particular devotion to the Eucharist
Saint Clare of Assisi in allusion to the miraculous dispersion of the Saracens by it; it is her proper attribute
Saint Frances of Rome
Saint Joseph
Blessed Juliana of Cornillon
Saint Thomas Aquinas who composed the office of the Sacrament; it is still in use
Monstrance - It came into use when processions and expositions of the blessed Sacrament became common usage. ...
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Saint Alphonsus Liguori because of his particular devotion to the Eucharist
Saint Clare of Assisi in allusion to the miraculous dispersion of the Saracens by it; it is her proper attribute
Saint Frances of Rome
Saint Joseph
Blessed Juliana of Cornillon
Saint Thomas Aquinas who composed the office of the Sacrament; it is still in use
Canticle of Zachary - (Canticle of Zachary) A song of thanksgiving beginning Benedictus Dominus, Deus Israel (Blessed be the Lord God of Israel), uttered by Zachary upon the birth of his son, John the Baptist (Luke 1). ...
blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, he has come to his people and set them free
Truth - " (Proverbs 23:23)...
Who can contemplate the Lord Jesus Christ under this most blessed character, without joining the apostle in his expressive account of Jesus—"This is the true God and eternal life. " (1 John 5:20) For surely Jesus is the whole sum and substance of all the truths of God; in his divine nature the true God, and eternal life; in his human nature the true man, whom it behoved to be made like unto his brethren in all things; and in the union of both, the true glory-man, and only Mediator between God and man, the man, Christ Jesus, Hail, blessed Lord! I would say, thou art indeed "the way, and the truth, and the life
Benedictus, the - (Canticle of Zachary) A song of thanksgiving beginning Benedictus Dominus, Deus Israel (Blessed be the Lord God of Israel), uttered by Zachary upon the birth of his son, John the Baptist (Luke 1). ...
blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, he has come to his people and set them free
Sign - ...
Now as these five symbols or signs of the Lord's favour to his church and people were in the first temple, but not in the second, what a blessed prophecy and promise was that of the Lord by Haggai, that the glory of the latter house should be greater than the former! (Haggai 2:9) A circumstance only to be explained by the actual presence of the Lord himself in the temple, which those five signs typified and represented. And what a blessed accomplishment of both prophecy and promise was it, when the Lord Jesus himself came suddenly to his temple in substance of our flesh! (Malachi 3:2) In him all the signs and symbols, shadows, types, and figures, had their whole meaning realized
Renew - RENEW, RENEWING...
I pause at these words purposely to drop an observation or two on a point of so much consequence, in the Christian life, as the blessed effects of these divine operations in the heart, by God the Holy Ghost. His is the blessed act to bring the heart savingly acquainted with the person, offices, characters, and relations of the Lord Jesus Christ
Issachar - When Jacob blessed his sons he said, "Issachar is a strong ass, couching down between two burdens, and he . When Moses blessed the tribes, Issachar and Zebulun are also placed together
Jael - Her history is but short, yet truly blessed. But let men say what they may, God the Holy Ghost hath honoured her memory for ever, and declared it blessed
Zachary, Canticle of - (Canticle of Zachary) A song of thanksgiving beginning Benedictus Dominus, Deus Israel (Blessed be the Lord God of Israel), uttered by Zachary upon the birth of his son, John the Baptist (Luke 1). ...
blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, he has come to his people and set them free
Mary, the Mother of Jesus - " She then went to visit her cousin Elisabeth, who, being filled with the Holy Spirit, pronounced her blessed, and hailed her as 'the mother of my Lord. ' Mary also praised God: He had regarded the low estate of His handmaid: all generations would call her blessed. When the babe was presented in the temple the pious Simeon blessed Mary, but had to tell her that a sword should pierce through her own soul. Christians gladly call her blessed, for indeed it was a high honour to be the mother of Jesus; but it is not revealed that she held any place of authority or privilege beyond other saints; indeed, the way the Lord spoke to her, and of her, contradicts any such theory
Chrismale - It is not blessed and cannot take the place of one of the three rubrical linen cloths
Divine Nature, Partakers of - This marvelous life of grace is the prelude and means of the eternal life of glory where the blessed see God face to face and love Him in bliss
Integrity - Our Lord and His blessed Mother, completely innocent of original sin
Following of Christ - It is a series of counsels of perfection written in Latin in a familiar style, and divided into four books: ...
Useful admonitions for a spiritual life
Admonitions concerning spiritual things
Of interior consolation
Of the blessed Sacrament, usually omitted in Protestant editions
It aims to instruct the soul in Christian perfection with Christ as the Divine Model and, next to the Bible, is perhaps the most widely read spiritual book in the world
Neri, Philip, Saint - His life was remarkable for singular devotion to the blessed Sacrament
Daughters of Wisdom - Founded by blessed Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, 1703, by banding together a number of poor and afflicted girls at the hospital of Poitiers where the founder was temporary chaplain
Les Filles de la Sagesse - Founded by blessed Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, 1703, by banding together a number of poor and afflicted girls at the hospital of Poitiers where the founder was temporary chaplain
Mayne, Cuthbert, Blessed - , 1570), where his intimacy with blessed Edmund Campion and other Catholics made it necessary for him to flee from England
May - Month of special devotion to the blessed Virgin
Malabar Rites - One of the priests who observed the "Malabar Rites" has been beatified, blessed John de Britto, S
Cere-Cloth - It is not blessed and cannot take the place of one of the three rubrical linen cloths
Gerar - Isaac here reaped an hundred-fold, and was blessed of God (Genesis 26:12 )
Christ: Riches of His Grace - That blessed fire of Christ's most fragrant sufferings hath consumed all his people's sins; this is royal bounty with an emphasis
Easter Even - The day between Good Friday and Easter Day is so calledand commemorates the Descent of our blessed Lord's soul into Hell(the place of departed spirits), while His Body rested in the grave
Imitation of Christ - It is a series of counsels of perfection written in Latin in a familiar style, and divided into four books: ...
Useful admonitions for a spiritual life
Admonitions concerning spiritual things
Of interior consolation
Of the blessed Sacrament, usually omitted in Protestant editions
It aims to instruct the soul in Christian perfection with Christ as the Divine Model and, next to the Bible, is perhaps the most widely read spiritual book in the world
Nocturnal Adoration - Exposition of the blessed Sacrament day and night in continuity, during which time pious persons take their turns uninterruptedly as adorers
Sabbath: Views of Heaven Then Enjoyed - ' blessed is the Sabbath to us when the earth-smoke of care and turmoil no longer beclouds our view; then can our souls full often behold the goodly land, and the city of the New Jerusalem
Agatha, Saint - Her popular veneration was of very early date; her name occurs in the prayer, "Nobis quoque peccatoribus," in the Canon of the Mass, and in some places bread is blessed after the Consecration of the Mass on her feast and called Agatha bread
Alb - It is blessed before using
Agnes of Rome, Saint - Two lambs blessed on her feast supply part of the wool of the pallia
Walking - " (Genesis 17:1) Where it is blessed to observe that the Lord in the precept gives the ability to perform, and gives his glorious name as the security for Abraham's doing it
Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Also known as Annunciation of the Lord...
Feast of the Incarnation ...
Memorial March 25, ...
Profile The annunciation to the blessed Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel that she was to be the Mother of God (Luke 1), the Word being made flesh through the power of the Holy Spirit
Elizabeth, Saint - According to the Gospel of Saint Luke she was "of the daughters of Aaron," and a kinswoman of the blessed Virgin Mary, although their actual relationship is unknown
Alexandria, Cyril of, Saint - Emblems: the blessed Virgin holding in her arms the Child Jesus, and a pen
Adoration, Nocturnal - Exposition of the blessed Sacrament day and night in continuity, during which time pious persons take their turns uninterruptedly as adorers
Adoration, Perpetual - Exposition of the blessed Sacrament day and night in continuity, during which time pious persons take their turns uninterruptedly as adorers
Huldah - " It is a blessed thing to be found faithful both to God and man!...
Captain - (Joshua 5:13-15) It is very blessed to see and know the Lord Jesus under this character, and to fight under his banner
All Hallows - It owes its origin in the Western Church to the dedication of the Pantheon in honor of the blessed Virgin Mary and all the martyrs by Pope Saint Boniface IV in 609, the anniversary of which was celebrated at Rome on May 13,
All Saints, Feast of - It owes its origin in the Western Church to the dedication of the Pantheon in honor of the blessed Virgin Mary and all the martyrs by Pope Saint Boniface IV in 609, the anniversary of which was celebrated at Rome on May 13,
Society of the Helpers of the Holy Souls - Founded in Paris, France in 1856 by blessed Eugenie Smet to assist the Holy Souls, to visit and care for the sick poor, and for other charitable works
Sanctuary Lamp - The light that is kept burning, usually suspended in the middle of the sanctuary, before the tabernacle in which the blessed Sacrament is reserved
Saint - One of the blessed in heaven
Rites, Malabar - One of the priests who observed the "Malabar Rites" has been beatified, blessed John de Britto, S
Rome, Agnes of, Saint - Two lambs blessed on her feast supply part of the wool of the pallia
Simeon - ...
When Jacob blessed his sons he said, "Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations . This scattering seems also intimated by the circumstance that when Moses blessed the tribes, Simeon is not mentioned. ' When the 'child Jesus' was presented in the temple Simeon took Him up in his arms, blessed God and asked that he might depart in peace, for he had seen God's salvation
Corban - (Mark 7:11) But it should seem, from the manner in which it is spoken of by our blessed Lord, that the Jews were much in the habit of using it. "...
blessed Lord! how sweetly doth thy gospel explain and enforce that unceasing precept both of nature and of grace, and which needs no higher rewards to follow than a man's own uncorrupt feelings-"Honour thy father and thy mother, which (saith the Holy Ghost), is the first commandment with promise. It is the first commandment in the second table that opens with a promise, and a blessed one it is, "that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee
Olive Sunday - Before the Mass of the day the Palms are to be solemnly blessed. The palms which have just been blessed are carried in the hands of the participants in the procession
Flower Sunday - Before the Mass of the day the Palms are to be solemnly blessed. The palms which have just been blessed are carried in the hands of the participants in the procession
Fig Sunday - Before the Mass of the day the Palms are to be solemnly blessed. The palms which have just been blessed are carried in the hands of the participants in the procession
Palm Sunday - Before the Mass of the day the Palms are to be solemnly blessed. The palms which have just been blessed are carried in the hands of the participants in the procession
Balaam - It is evident that though dwelling among idolaters he had some knowledge of the true God; and was held in such reputation that it was supposed that he whom he blessed was blessed, and he whom he cursed was cursed
Emblems - ...
THE CIRCLE is the ancient emblem of Eternity, being withoutbeginning or end; enclosing a triangle it means Three in One orthe blessed Trinity; enclosing a cross it symbolizes Eternal Life. ...
THE LAMB—Agnus Dei—is the chief emblem of our blessed Lord
Meekness - ’ In our Lord’s time these terms denoted the godly remnant in Israel, those who, despised by the rulers, lived devout lives in obscure corners, nourishing their faith on the Scriptures, and ‘waiting for the consolation of Israel’ ( Luke 2:25 ; Luke 2:38 ), the blessed Advent of the Messiah. He called them ‘blessed’ ( Matthew 5:3-12 ), and He took His place by their side, Himself ‘meek and lowly’ ( Matthew 11:29 ), the homeless Son of Man, despised and rejected of men
lo-Debar - Prior to the delivery of this oracle, Lo-Debar and Karnaim had been recaptured by Jereboam II from the Arameans in a campaign blessed by God (2 Kings 14:25-28 ). ” Amos was reminding Israel that its true strength and greatness lie not in their military achievements but in God who had blessed their efforts; Amos was calling the Israelites back to faith in this God
Beatitudes - ...
The word “Beatitude” comes from a Latin word meaning “happy” or “blessed. Each Beatitude carries with it a strong promise of ultimate good for those who develop the blessed life
Foundation - It is very blessed to see the ground and bottom on which this rests. " (1 Corinthians 3:11) And blessed is the corresponding experience and testimony of true believers in the heart, when built upon the foundations of apostles and prophets, "Jesus Christ being the chief corner-stone; they are in all the building fitly framed, and growing together unto an holy temple in the Lord
Finish - This is a blessed word in Scripture language in application to the Lord Jesus Christ. " (John 17:4) And in confirmation of the same, as the last act on the cross, he bowed his sacred head, and said, "It is finished!" (John 19:30) Think reader, what a blessed consideration this is to the mind of a poor self
lo-Debar - Prior to the delivery of this oracle, Lo-Debar and Karnaim had been recaptured by Jereboam II from the Arameans in a campaign blessed by God (2 Kings 14:25-28 ). ” Amos was reminding Israel that its true strength and greatness lie not in their military achievements but in God who had blessed their efforts; Amos was calling the Israelites back to faith in this God
Sunday, Blossom - Before the Mass of the day the Palms are to be solemnly blessed. The palms which have just been blessed are carried in the hands of the participants in the procession
Sunday, Branch - Before the Mass of the day the Palms are to be solemnly blessed. The palms which have just been blessed are carried in the hands of the participants in the procession
Sunday, Fig - Before the Mass of the day the Palms are to be solemnly blessed. The palms which have just been blessed are carried in the hands of the participants in the procession
Sunday, Flower - Before the Mass of the day the Palms are to be solemnly blessed. The palms which have just been blessed are carried in the hands of the participants in the procession
Sunday, Olive - Before the Mass of the day the Palms are to be solemnly blessed. The palms which have just been blessed are carried in the hands of the participants in the procession
Sunday, Palm - Before the Mass of the day the Palms are to be solemnly blessed. The palms which have just been blessed are carried in the hands of the participants in the procession
Sunday, Sallow - Before the Mass of the day the Palms are to be solemnly blessed. The palms which have just been blessed are carried in the hands of the participants in the procession
Sunday, Willow - Before the Mass of the day the Palms are to be solemnly blessed. The palms which have just been blessed are carried in the hands of the participants in the procession
Sunday, Yew - Before the Mass of the day the Palms are to be solemnly blessed. The palms which have just been blessed are carried in the hands of the participants in the procession
Sallow Sunday - Before the Mass of the day the Palms are to be solemnly blessed. The palms which have just been blessed are carried in the hands of the participants in the procession
Yew Sunday - Before the Mass of the day the Palms are to be solemnly blessed. The palms which have just been blessed are carried in the hands of the participants in the procession
Willow Sunday - Before the Mass of the day the Palms are to be solemnly blessed. The palms which have just been blessed are carried in the hands of the participants in the procession
Imposition of Hands - Thus Jacob blessed Ephraim and Manasses, not as a parentonly, but as a prophet. Moses laid his hands on Joshua, by expresscommand from God, and as supreme Minister over his people; and thusour blessed Lord laid His Hands upon little children and blessedthem, and upon those that were sick and healed them
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Immaculate Conception of Mary...
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Profile The blessed Virgin Mary was preserved from the stain of original sin in the first instant of her conception in the womb of her mother. ...
The doctrine was defined by blessed Pope Pius IX, December 8, 1854. The very controversies over it among theologians brought about a clear understanding and acceptance of the doctrine long before it was declared by blessed Pope Pius IX. ...
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Ad Diem Illum Laetissiumum: On the Immaculate Conception, by Pope Saint Pius X...
Fulgens Corona: Proclaiming a Marian year to Commemorate the Centenary of the Definition of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception, Venerable Pope Pius XII...
Ineffabilis Deus: The Immaculate Conception, by blessed Pope Pius IX...
Ubi Primum: On The Immaculate Conception, by blessed Pope Pius IX...
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Profile The blessed Virgin Mary was preserved from the stain of original sin in the first instant of her conception in the womb of her mother. ...
The doctrine was defined by blessed Pope Pius IX, December 8, 1854. The very controversies over it among theologians brought about a clear understanding and acceptance of the doctrine long before it was declared by blessed Pope Pius IX. ...
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Patronage Agra, India, archdiocese of...
Albany, New York, diocese of...
Argentina...
Austin, Texas, diocese of...
Baltimore, Maryland, archdiocese of...
barrel makers...
Bismarck, North Dakota, diocese of...
Brazil...
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Ineffabilis Deus: The Immaculate Conception, by blessed Pope Pius IX...
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Profile The blessed Virgin Mary was preserved from the stain of original sin in the first instant of her conception in the womb of her mother. ...
The doctrine was defined by blessed Pope Pius IX, December 8, 1854. The very controversies over it among theologians brought about a clear understanding and acceptance of the doctrine long before it was declared by blessed Pope Pius IX. ...
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Joseph Cottolengo, Blessed - The blessed Virgin appeared to him twice
Kostka, Stanislas - The religious perfection of his short life there was a source of inspiration to many; invoked against palpitations of the heart and severe illness; represented receiving Holy Communion from angels, receiving the Infant Jesus from the blessed Virgin, or, in the midst of battle, putting to flight the enemies of his country
Francis de Sales, Saint - He studied at the College of Clermont in Paris, where he began a course in theology and took a vow of chastity, consecrating himself to the blessed Virgin Mary; he received his doctorate in law at Padua, 1592
Hunger - blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness
Lataste, Marie - She is said, from early childhood, to have been the recipient of extraordinary favors from Jesus in the blessed Sacrament, and, from 1840, to have seen Christ on the altar every time she assisted at Mass
Marie Lataste - She is said, from early childhood, to have been the recipient of extraordinary favors from Jesus in the blessed Sacrament, and, from 1840, to have seen Christ on the altar every time she assisted at Mass
Charity, Heroic Act of - An act by which a member of the Church on earth, in virtue of the doctrine of the Communion of Saints, offers to God (or to the blessed Virgin), for the benefit of the souls in Purgatory, all the works of satisfaction he will perform during his life, and all the suffrage which will accrue to him after death
Lyon, France, Archdiocese of - Suffragan dioceses include ...
Annecy
Belley-Ars
Chambéry, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, et Tarentaise
Grenoble-Vienne
Saint-Etienne
Valence, Die, e Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux
Viviers
Notable bishops include ...
Saint Aetherius
Saint Agobard
Saint Alpinus
Saint Annemundus
Saint Antiochus
Saint Aredius
Saint Aurelian
Saint Elipidius
Saint Eucherius
Saint Felix
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Blessed Pope Innocent V
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Saint Justus
Saint Lambert
Saint Lupicinus
Saint Lupus
Saint Martin
Saint Nicetius
Saint Patiens
Saint Priseus
Saint Rusticus
Saint Sardot
Saint Sicarius
Saint Stephanus
Saint Viventiolus
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Catholic-Hierarchy
Meditate - blessed is the man that doth meditate good things
Mercy: Seen in Our Lives - The great Lord of pilgrims has taken care that in the hardest parts of our road to the Celestial City there should be blessed resting places, where beneath the shade of promises, weary ones may repose within the shelter of love
Altars, Consecration of - Fixed altars are consecrated in consecrated churches, or in those which, though only solemnly blessed, will later be consecrated
Hair in Christian Antiquity - Images of Christ retain the long hair parted in the middle and flowing to the shoulders; those of the blessed Virgin wear the veil
Shoe - Deuteronomy 33:25 (b) This is a type of the blessed preparation given by GOD to enable His children to traverse difficult roads without discomfort
Peleg - " His name marks an epoch in the world's history:...
(1) God's intimation of His will that the earth was to be divided in an orderly distribution of the various families of mankind, which order the Hamitic Babel builders tried to contravene (Genesis 11:4), in order to concentrate their power; also the Hamite Canaanites in "spreading abroad" broke the bounds assigned by God, seizing the sacred possession of Shem where Jehovah was to be blessed as "the Lord God of Shem" (Genesis 9:26; Genesis 9:18-20)
Santiago, Chile, City of - Confraternities of all kinds flourish in the parishes, including those of the blessed Sacrament, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the Apostleship of Prayer, the Sacred Heart, the Children of Mary, the Congregation of Mary and Saint Aloysius, the Most Holy Rosary, Christian Doctrine, Christian Mothers, and Peterspence
Stanislas Kostka, Saint - The religious perfection of his short life there was a source of inspiration to many; invoked against palpitations of the heart and severe illness; represented receiving Holy Communion from angels, receiving the Infant Jesus from the blessed Virgin, or, in the midst of battle, putting to flight the enemies of his country
Mary, the Blessed Virgin - (See blessed VIRGIN MARY
Milan, Italy - Suffragan dioceses include ...
Bergamo
Brescia
Como
Crema
Cremona
Lodi
Mantova
Pavia
Vigevano
Notable bishops and archbishops in its history include ...
Saint Ambrose of Milan
Saint Charles Borromeo
Blessed Andrea Carlo Ferrari
Blessed Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster
Pope Paul VI
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Melchisedech - He came to meet Abram after his victory over Chodorlahomor and his allies (Genesis 14), and on this occasion brought forth bread and wine, blessed Abram, thanked God for the victory, and received tithes of all the spoils. He is a type of Christ also because of his superiority to Abram, from whom he received tithes and whom he blessed
Melchizedek - He came to meet Abram after his victory over Chodorlahomor and his allies (Genesis 14), and on this occasion brought forth bread and wine, blessed Abram, thanked God for the victory, and received tithes of all the spoils. He is a type of Christ also because of his superiority to Abram, from whom he received tithes and whom he blessed
Feast of the Body of Christ - Celebrated on Thursday after Trinity Sunday in honor of the Body of Christ in the blessed Sacrament and in commemoration of the institution of the blessed Sacrament
Feast of Corpus Chrisi - Celebrated on Thursday after Trinity Sunday in honor of the Body of Christ in the blessed Sacrament and in commemoration of the institution of the blessed Sacrament
Possessed of the Devil - But while the fact itself is undeniable, it is a blessed relief to the minds of God's people to know that the influence of the devil is not according to his wishes, but according to the Lord's permission; not whom he will, but whom he may. And it is still more blessed, the conviction that all his temptations, however differently intended by him, must produce good in the result to the people of God
Ascension - With peculiar reference to our Lord Jesus Christ, the Psalmist demands, "Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord?" (Psalms 24:3) And in answer to the enquiry, we may truly say, that the glorious doctrine of the ascension is never cordially received, nor indeed properly understood, until that we are taught by the Lord the Spirit, to have both a just apprehension of his person who is ascended, and the blessed purposes included in that ascension for his church and people. " (Ephesians 1:22-23) And when this blessed doctrine is fully received, and lived upon, and enjoyed, what unknown blessings are contained in this one view, which the soul hath in this unceasing contemplation of our glorious and ascended Lord Jesus!...
Shiloh - (Genesis 49:10) And I beg yet farther to observe that it merits our attention the more, because it is the third blessed promise JEHOVAH gave, in his holy word, in the covenant of grace concerning redemption. "The second was all gospel, and all of Christ: and this was given to Abraham, (Genesis 22:18) "In thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed. And the third was this blessed promise of Shiloh, which comprehends in its bosom the former two, and confirms and explains them
Kinsman - This is a sweet and precious name when applied to the person of the Lord Jesus, and full of very blessed signification as relating to the church of God in him. Thus Ruth 4:14 "Naomi saith, blessed be the Lord, which hath not left thee this day without a kinsman. " Hence, therefore, from these and the like passages, it is blessed to see that one and the same person is all along spoken of under both characters, our kinsman, Redeemer. Hence he hath proved himself to be our Goel in the full sense of the word, our kinsman, and our Redeemer, and our kinsman-Redeemer; and very blessed it is to know the Lord Jesus Christ in those united characters. " (Job 19:25-26) Reader! if you can join the man of Uz in this precious testimony, and his creed and your creed on this great point are the same, you will enter into the beauty and blessedness of this relationship of kinsman as belonging to the Lord Jesus Christ, and enjoy the privilege of it in your heart
Bless, Blessed, Blessedness, Blessing - The present participle Passive, "blessed, praised," is especially used of Christ in Matthew 21:9 ; 23:39 , and the parallel passages; also in John 12:13 ; (c) "to consecrate a thing with solemn prayers, to ask God's blessing on a thing," e. ...
A — 3: μακαρίζω (Strong's #3106 — Verb — makarizo — mak-ar-id'-zo ) from a root mak---, meaning "large, lengthy," found also in makros, "long," mekos, "length," hence denotes "to pronounce happy, blessed," Luke 1:48 ; James 5:11 . ...
B — 1: εὐλογητός (Strong's #2128 — Adjective — eulogetos — yoo-log-ay-tos' ) akin to A, 1, means "blessed, praised;" it is applied only to God, Mark 14:61 ; Luke 1:68 ; Romans 1:25 ; 9:5 ; 2 Corinthians 1:3 ; 11:31 ; Ephesians 1:3 ; 1 Peter 1:3 . In the beatitudes the Lord indicates not only the characters that are "blessed," but the nature of that which is the highest good. ...
C — 2: Μακεδονία (Strong's #3109 — Noun Location — makarismos — mak-ed-on-ee'-ah ) akin to A, 3, "blessedness," indicates an ascription of blessing rather than a state; hence in Romans 4:6 , where the AV renders it as a noun, "(describeth) the blessedness;" the RV rightly puts "(pronounceth) blessing. In Galatians 4:15 the AV has "blessedness," RV, "gratulation
Mount Carmel - (Hebrew: garden, or garden land) ...
A mountain 9 miles southwest of Acre, frequently mentioned in the Old Testament, as fertile, blessed, beautiful
la Salette - Celebrated as the site of an apparition of the blessed Virgin to two peasant children, Melanie and Maximin, on September 19, 1846
Father - The First Person of the blessed Trinity
Father, God the - The First Person of the blessed Trinity
Carmel, Mount - (Hebrew: garden, or garden land) ...
A mountain 9 miles southwest of Acre, frequently mentioned in the Old Testament, as fertile, blessed, beautiful
Bigotry - blessed be God, the Judge of saints is not the rabbi of any of the rival synagogues
Blessing - This is the blessing wherewith Moses--blessed the children of Israel
God the Father - The First Person of the blessed Trinity
Wells - Hence Hagar called the well where she had found the Lord's presence eminently blessed, Beer lahai-roi, that is, as the margin of the Bible renders it, "the well of him that liveth and seeth me?" (Genesis 16:14) And hence also we find the name of Beer, a well; joined to words denoting places, such as Beersheba, etc
Gospel - This gospel is said to have been preached to Abraham, by the promise, "in thee shall all nations be blessed
Propitiation - Psalms 32:1, "blessed is he whose sin is covered
Goshen - (Genesis 47:1-6) Perhaps there might have been even in those days, a remote idea to the times of the gospel in the name of Goshen; for even now in the present hour, that is truly a land of Goshen where Christ is truly known, and where heaven hath shed and is shedding its blessed influences, in the showers of his Holy Spirit; while all the earth is as Egypt in the dryness, where no rains are known, and where the gospel of Christ is not
Conversion - blessed and Sovereign Convincer! I would say, bring my soul under thy divine illuminations, that my whole heart may be savingly converted unto God
Habitation - " (Zechariah 2:10) And in one of the richest promises of the Bible, our blessed Lord Jesus speaks to the same effect: "If a man love me (saith Jesus,) he will keep my words; and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him
Abijah - We meet with many of this name in Scripture: and it is not to be wondered at; for it is a very blessed one, compounded of Ab, Father, JAH, Lord, and I, my
Meshach - Nebuchadnezzar blessed their God, who had thus delivered them, and they were promoted in the province of Babylon
Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul (Paris - Congregation founded in Paris, France in 1633 by Saint Vincent de Paul, blessed Louise de Marillac, and Mlle Le Gras for the practise of works of charity among the poor
Romanus, Hymn-Writer - 1), which says that the blessed Virgin appeared to him, and commanded him to eat a roll ( κοντάκιον ) which she gave him, and that, obeying, he found himself endowed with the power of composing hymns
Lord's Prayer, the - The prayer which our blessed Lord taught Hisdisciples when He said, "After this manner, therefore, pray ye," oras given in another place, "When ye pray, say Our Father," etc
Potentate - The word occurs only in the designation of God in 1 Timothy 6:15, ‘the blessed and only Potentate (δυνάστης), the King of kings, and Lord of lords
Irony - In the Hebrew text of Job 1:5 , Job offered sacrifices because he feared his children may have “blessed” (Hebrew text) God. The writer really meant “curse,” as most translations render the Hebrew word, but he wrote “blessed” somewhat in the English sense of “blessed out
Fear - " (Romans 8:15) It is very blessed when freed from slavish fear. And it is very blessed to have that child-like fear which marks the Lord's people. And it is very blessed to discover how the slavish fear which bringeth bondage is removed, and from whence the holy child-like fear is derived
John of God, Saint - There, won over to the religious life by the teaching and example of blessed John of Avila, he devoted himself to caring for the sick, and founded, for that purpose, the Grand Hospital at Granada and the Brothers Hospitallers
Forebodings: Falsified - ' ...
Thus many a desponding prophecy is falsified by events most blessed
Conviction: of Sin - But, blessed be God, we are thus judged and sentenced in ourselves that we may not be condemned with the world
Berechiah - (behr ee chi' ah) Personal name meaning, “Yahweh blessed
God, John of, Saint - There, won over to the religious life by the teaching and example of blessed John of Avila, he devoted himself to caring for the sick, and founded, for that purpose, the Grand Hospital at Granada and the Brothers Hospitallers
Clothe - ...
Matthew 6:30 (b) Clothing the grass with flowers is a figure of the way in which our blessed Lord covers His people with salvation and with the fruit of the Christian life, as well as temporal mercies
Crown - Psalm 103:4 (a) This is the blessed gift of GOD's lovingkindness and tender mercy resting upon the subject of His grace
Swallow - Balaam could not curse Israel whom God had blessed (Deuteronomy 23:5), nor Shimei David, nay God requited David good instead (2 Samuel 16:5-12; Psalms 109:28)
Mother - The children of the virtuous woman arise and call her blessed
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Prophet of the Old Testament, disciple of Jeremias, and author of the Book of Baruch
Almighty - And certainly, both form a blessed security to the Lord's people. And oh! how blessedly are these explained, confirmed, and secured in Christ
Moseroth - "Blessed are the dead, said the voice from heaven, which die in the Lord"--in union with Christ, and a part of Christ
Lory - ) The presence of the Divine Being; the manifestations of the divine nature and favor to the blessed in heaven; celestial honor; heaven
Lory - ) The presence of the Divine Being; the manifestations of the divine nature and favor to the blessed in heaven; celestial honor; heaven
Sisters Marianites of the Holy Cross - Founded near Le Mans, France in 1841 by blessed Basile Moreau for the care of the sick, education of youth, and care of orphans
Reredos - In medieval times it was customary in some places to keep the blessed Sacrament in a small cupboard arranged in the reredos
Annunciation, the - A Feast of the Church held on March 25th, tocommemorate the visit of the Angel Gabriel to the blessed VirginMary, to announce to her the Incarnation of the Son of God, hismessage to her being, "Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found favorwith God
Mission. Parochial - Ifwell conducted and blessed of God a Mission brings great spiritualblessings to the Parish in which it is held and its happy resultsare to be seen in the awakened life and renewed energy of itspeople
Candles, Blessed - Candles are blessed solemnly, February 2, the feast of the Purification of the blessed Virgin
Cashel, Ireland, Archdiocese of - Suffragan dioceses include ...
Cloyne
Cork and Ross
Kerry
Killaloe
Limerick
Waterford and Lismore
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Saint Cairlon of Cashel
O'Dunan (1101-)
Donat O'Lonergan (1152-)
Donal O'Hullican (1158-1182)
Edmund Butler (died 1550)
Blessed Roland (1553-1561)
Maurice MacGibbon, O. (4Jun 1567 Appointed - 1578 Died)
Blessed Dermot O'Hurley (11Sep 1581Appointed - 1584Martyred)
David Kearney (May 21, 1603Appointed - 14Aug 1624Died)
Thomas Walsh (27 Apr 1626 Appointed - May 5, 1654Died)
William Burgat (11Jan 1669 Appointed - 1674Died)
John Brenan (8 Mark 1677 Appointed - 1693Died)
Edward Comerford (14Nov 1695 Appointed - 21Feb 1710 Died)
Christopher Butler (1Sep 1711Appointed - 4Sep 1757 Died)
James Butler (1st) (4Sep 1757 Succeeded - May 17, 1774Resigned)
James Butler (2nd) (May 17, 1774Succeeded - 29 Jul 1791Died) who moved the diocesan seat to Thurles where it has remained; compiled Butler's Catechism
Thomas Bray (20 Jul 1792Appointed - 15 Dec 1820 Died)
Patrick Everard (15 Dec 1820 Succeeded - 31Mar 1821Died)
Robert Laffan (18 Mark 1823Appointed - 1833Died)
Michael Slattery (22Dec 1833Appointed - 4Feb 1857 Died)
Patrick Leahy (27 Apr 1857 Appointed - 26 Jan 1875 Died)
Thomas William Croke
Thomas Fennelly (23Jul 1902Succeeded - 7 Mark 1913Resigned)
John Mary Harty (2Dec 1913Appointed - 1Sep 1946 Died)
Jeremiah Kinane (11Sep 1946 Succeeded - 18 Feb 1959 Died)
Thomas Morris (21Dec 1959 Appointed - 12Sep 1988 Resigned)
Dermot Clifford (12Sep 1988 Succeeded - )
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Hymn, Candle-Light - Candles are blessed solemnly, February 2, the feast of the Purification of the blessed Virgin
Kingdom of Christ - By the kingdom of Christ is meant, his mediatorial kingdom, as the head of his body the church; and though this supreme power and glory of the Lord Jesus hath undoubtedly its foundation in his eternal power and GODHEAD, inasmuch that had, he not been one with the Father over all, God blessed for ever, he never could have formed this kingdom as Mediator, yet his sovereignty, as the glorious Head of his church is distinct from that kingdom of his oneness in the GODHEAD with the Father and the Holy Ghost. And most blessed it is to eye the Lord Jesus in this his kingdom, and to behold the furniture of this kingdom, when brought to see our interest in it. blessedly Jesus spake of this to the Father, in that comprehensive manner: (John 17:2) "As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him
Eternal - Very solemn, and yet very blessed, and full of the highest consolation, are those views of the eternity of JEHOVAH and his purposes in salvation. " (Psalms 110:4) And hence, in Christ and by Christ, and from an union with him, all that is connected in the blessed work of salvation is of eternal duration
Obadiah - In a gospel-sense this is very blessed; for as slaves were purchased, so believers are said "to be bought with a price," and therefore, above all men, are called upon to "glorify God in their body and in their spirit, which are God's. I do not presume to say as much, but I humbly would ask, whether the close of his man's vision hath not respect to the latter day glory, in a blessed event yet to be fulfilled
Holy Communion - It is the Sacrament in which thefaithful feed upon His most blessed Body and Blood, in a divinemystery and after a spiritual manner, which is to be believed thoughit cannot be explained. )...
The Prayer Book provides that this blessed Sacrament shall becelebrated at least every Sunday and Holy Day for which Collect,Epistle and Gospel are provided; the only exception to thisrule being Good Friday
Litany of Loreto - Perhaps the most popular prayer in honor of the blessed Virgin Mary known to Catholic piety. It is most frequently used in shorter forms of public devotion, such as Benediction of the blessed Sacrament, a visit to the church during the day, or on occasion of special devotions to the Mother of God. Another litany, composed for the most part of scriptural names as applied to the blessed Virgin, supplanted it. ...
LET US PRAY: Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, unto us Thy servants, that we may rejoice in continual health of mind and body; and, by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary ever Virgin, may be delivered from present sadness, and enter into the joy of Thine eternal gladness
Loreto, Litany of - Perhaps the most popular prayer in honor of the blessed Virgin Mary known to Catholic piety. It is most frequently used in shorter forms of public devotion, such as Benediction of the blessed Sacrament, a visit to the church during the day, or on occasion of special devotions to the Mother of God. Another litany, composed for the most part of scriptural names as applied to the blessed Virgin, supplanted it. ...
LET US PRAY: Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, unto us Thy servants, that we may rejoice in continual health of mind and body; and, by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary ever Virgin, may be delivered from present sadness, and enter into the joy of Thine eternal gladness
Tribes, the Twelve - When Moses blessed the twelve tribes Simeon was omitted. The blessing there is not so much a prophecy of their historical future, as when Jacob blessed them, but according to their relationship with God in government and blessing. ...
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Eating - (Luke 15:2) How blessedly the apostle speaks on the subject: "The kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. The words were "Blessed be thou, O Lord, our God, the King of the world, for it is thou who produceth the bread of the earth. When they have eaten, he takes the vessel of wine in his right hand, saying as before "Blessed be thou, O Lord our God, the King of the world, who hast produced the fruit of the vine. " The company answer, "Blessed be he who hath heaped his favours on us, and by his goodness hath now fed us. blessed Lord Jesus! How dost thou daily witness the graceless tables of thousands that call themselves after thee, Christians, but where not the vestige of the Christian is to be found
Blessedness - word μακαρισμός means not blessedness itself, but a pronouncement that some one is blessed. ‘Blessedness’ is simply a convenient generalization, expressing the meaning which NT writers convey by the adjectives translated ‘blessed’ or ‘happy’ (μακάριος, εὐλογητός) and the participle εὐλογημένος, ‘blessed’ (practically an adjective); cf. ...
Blessedness being a personal possession, any kind of action or utterance by others is of secondary importance in regard to it. The Revised Version has in John 13:17, 1 Peter 3:14; 1 Peter 4:14 altered the Authorized Version translation of μακάριος from ‘happy’ to ‘blessed’; it might well have made the same alteration in Romans 14:22, 1 Corinthians 7:40. In the OT אַשְׁרֵי, ‘O the happiness (or blessedness) of,’ has been even more frequently translated ‘happy’ when it might have been rendered ‘blessed’ (cf. Still, ‘happy’ is more suitable in the OT than in the NT, for the rewards promised to the OT saints are of a far more material and temporal order (see Psalms 1:3-6; the epilogue even of 1669692337_34; and Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) , article ‘Blessedness’). This was the regular term in NT times for ‘departed’ (to the world of blessedness); cf. On the whole, it bears an exceedingly lofty meaning, though it is less spiritual in Luke than in Matthew, In Matthew 24:47 Matthew need not be understood as offering a coarsely material ‘blessedness’; the servant is advanced in the confidence of his master. There is no need to question the inwardness of any blessedness offered elsewhere in Matthew. Too much stress must not therefore he laid on Luke 6:20-21, although there the blessedness of being ‘filled’ seems to refer to food rather than, as in Matthew, to righteousness. Above all, it is based in the spiritual world; to the ‘pure in heart’ the highest blessedness is to ‘see God’ (Matthew 5:8; cf. ...
For various aspects of the idea of blessedness, as expressed in the NT by quite other words, see article ‘Blessedness’ in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) . -Article ‘Blessedness’ in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) , Hastings’ Single-vol
Less, James the, Saint - Apostle, martyr, died 62 AD, son of Alpheus and Mary of Cleophas, who was probably the sister of the blessed Virgin Mary; he was therefore called "brother of Our Lord"; known as James the Less (Mark 15) to distinguish him from James the Greater
Fourier, Peter, Saint - Represented in art with a rochet, distributing pictures of the blessed Virgin and chaplets to children
Cajetan, Saint - Emblem: apparition of the blessed Virgin
Cemetery - It is not necessary that each grave be blessed at the time of burying a corpse therein
Bondage - " Hence the Lord Jesus, in allusion to this blessed change, saith, (John 8:36) "If the Son shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed
Hospitality - The Lord Jesus illustrates it in the good Samaritan, promises to reward it, and regards its exercise toward His disciples as being towards Himself, and will count it as one proof of the love whose crowning joy shall be the invitation, "Come ye blessed of My Father," etc
Shittim - While at Shittim, they were blessed by Balaam (whom Balak had hired to curse Israel; Numbers 22-24 ; compare Micah 6:5 ), committed sin with the Moabite and Midianite women (Numbers 25:1 ), and Joshua was announced as Moses' successor (Deuteronomy 34:9 )
Gaetano, Saint - Emblem: apparition of the blessed Virgin
Intercession - ' It refers to the intercession of Christ for His saints, whilein their present state, to bring them into conformity with the place justifying forgivenesshas given them, also to raise them above their trials, and lead them on as priests into the blessed joys and occupations of the sanctuary
Poor - "Blessed is he that considereth the poor
Anne Catherine Emmerich - " "The Life of the blessed Virgin Mary" did not appear until 1852, and in 1881 was published "The Life of Our Lord," which Brentano had left in manuscript
Emmerich, Anne Catherine - " "The Life of the blessed Virgin Mary" did not appear until 1852, and in 1881 was published "The Life of Our Lord," which Brentano had left in manuscript
Clean - But the apostle John, commissioned by God the Holy Ghost, tells the church in a sweetness and fulness of expression indescribably blessed, that the blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth from all sin
Philippi - His preaching was blessed to the conversion of Lydia and others
Less - The less is blessed by the better
Onan - Who shall say the numbers which since his days have fallen into it? And who shall calculate the army which by Onanism have hastened the termination of a life of sin, and hurried themselves into eternity! Into how many streams of evil, diffusing themselves into all the parts of our poor fallen nature, hath that one deadly poison the old serpent put into Adam manifested itself through all our passions! blessed Lord Jesus! what, but for thy gracious recovery of our nature, could have saved the wretched race of Adam from the wrath to come
Blessing (2) - —The terms for ‘blessing’ used in the Gospels are—...
(a) εὐλογεῖν, ‘to bless,’ and εὐλογητός, εὐλογημένος, ‘blessed. ...
(e) μακαρίζειν, ‘to pronounce blessed’: once only in Gospels, Luke 1:48; and μακάριος, ‘blessed,’ ‘happy’ (esp. Thus, even in the great Priestly Blessing (Numbers 6:22-27), which filled so large a place in Jewish liturgical worship both in the temple and (in a less degree) in the synagogue, it was not the priest per se who blessed, but God (Sifre, ad loc. ]'>[12] The use of the word ‘blessed’ (Heb. bârûkh), both in solemn greeting (1 Samuel 15:13 ‘Blessed be thou of J"
The Benediction over bread, which is recited before the meal begins, and which may have been known to our Lord, runs: ‘Blessed art Thou, O Lord our God, King of the Universe, who bringeth forth bread from the earth. ’ The corresponding one said before drinking wine is: ‘Blessed art Thou, O Lord our God, King of the Universe, who createst the fruit of the vine’ (cf. The first (‘Blessed art Thou, O Lord … who givest food unto all’) is ascribed by the Talmud (Ber. 48b) to Moses; the second (‘for the land and for the food’) to Joshua, who led Israel into the land; the third (‘Blessed art Thou, O Lord, who in Thy compassion rebuildest Jerusalem’) to king Solomon; the fourth (‘Blessed art Thou, O Lord our God … who art kind and dealest kindly with all’) to the Rabbis of Jamnia in the 2nd cent. ...
With this division should be considered the use of εὐλογητός, ‘Blessed,’ which is always explicitly applied to God in the NT. the regular Jewish periphrasis, ‘The Holy One,’ ‘Blessed be He’), and once in a liturgical ascription of praise,
Luke 1:68 (opening line of the Benedictus). ...
Here naturally comes to be considered the use of εὐλογημένος = ‘blessed’ (viz
Neumann, John Nepomucene, Saint - Noted for his devotion to the blessed Sacrament, he was the first American bishop to introduce the Forty Hours devotion into his diocese, 1853
John Neumann, Saint - Noted for his devotion to the blessed Sacrament, he was the first American bishop to introduce the Forty Hours devotion into his diocese, 1853
Margaret Mary Alacoque, Saint - From early childhood she was intensely devoted to the blessed Sacrament
Blessing - "The less is blessed of the better" (Hebrews 7:7)
Meroz - They gave asylum to the fleeing Canaanites accursed of God, whereas Jael who slew their general is "blessed" (Judges 5:24)
Christmas - The day on which the nativity of our blessed Saviour is celebrated
Safety of Feeble Saints - Our blessed Lord will be sure to make a perfect collection of all the flowers of his field, and even the ordinary believer, the everyday worker, the common convert, will not be forgotten
Baruch - Baruch, whose name means “blessed,” served Jeremiah as an amanuensis or scribe
Holy Coat of Trier And Argenteuil - The intermingling of these two traditions gave rise to the legend that the garment woven by the blessed Virgin for the Child Jesus grew with Him and was worn by Him during His whole life on earth
Alacoque, Margaret Mary, Saint - From early childhood she was intensely devoted to the blessed Sacrament
Flee - Jeremiah 48:6 (a) In this passage the Lord is urging us to make haste and leave those situations in which the soul is not being fed nor watered, and to make our way to that place where the soul will be refreshed and blessed
Foul - Luther and others were blessed of GOD in breaking open many of these prison cells, and setting great multitudes free from the tyranny, the wickedness, the evil of the monster that held them captives
Jabesh - David blessed them, 2 Samuel 2:4-6, but afterward removed the bones to Saul's ancestral burying-place
Hamath - Its king, Toi, blessed David for his victory over Zobah, 2 Samuel 8:9-12; Solomon extended his kingdom to Hamath, 1 Kings 8:65; 2 Chronicles 8:4, and built store-cities in that region; afterward the city and country became independent, but were again subdued by Jeroboam II
Eucharistic Congress - It accomplishes this purpose by fostering love for Christ in the blessed Sacrament through means tolerated by the Church: by general Communions, general adoration of the Eucharist, and discussion of the best means of increasing devotion to the Eucharist
Galatia - The church of Christ finds cause to bless God for having directed Paul's mind to this people, which gave rise to this most blessed Epistle
Curse - Every thing that is blessed and consolatory in redemption is founded in this
Daughter - It is very blessed to perceive, that as the Lord Jesus fills all relations to his church, and is, in one and the same moment, her everlasting Father, her Husband, and Brother, and Friend, so the church is to Jesus, his daughter, his sister, his spouse, his beloved, his fair-one, and the only one of her mother
Gourd - Oh! how blessed to live upon an unchangeable God in Christ, "the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever!"...
James - The former was the brother of John, (Matthew 4:21) the latter is called by Paul the Lord's brother, (Galatians 1:19) not so in reality, as we now mean by the term brother, but as the custom then was, from tribes and families, Mary, James's mother, was sister to the blessed Virgin
Jews - blessed be God, there is a promise concerning them, which all the faithful in Christ Jesus long to see fulfilled: "The Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord
Amminadib - blessed frame, and always to be desired
Levi - When Jacob blessed his sons, a curse was pronounced on their cruelty, and it is added "I will divide them in Jacob and scatter them in Israel
Ring - In its liturgical use the nuptial ring blessed was the marriage ceremony, and worn on the fourth finger, is emblematic of the conjugal fidelity
ba'Ruch - (blessed )
Apostles' Creed - ) There are twelve articles grouped into threeparagraphs each setting forth what is to be believed concerningeach Person of the blessed Trinity
God - (Anglo-Saxon: god; ultimately from Sanskrit hu, to invoke, or hu, to sacrifice to) ...
There is nothing better on this subject than the following passage from Cardinal Newman's "Idea of a University," discourse III: ...
"I mean then by the Supreme Being, one who is simply self-dependent, and the only Being who is such; moreover, that He is without beginning or Eternal, and the only Eternal; that in consequence He has lived a whole eternity by Himself; and hence that He is all-sufficient, sufficient for His own blessedness, and all-blessed, and ever-blessed
Cleopas - Cleopas married Mary, sister to the blessed virgin. While they were at table, Jesus took bread, blessed it, brake, and gave it to them, and by this action their eyes were opened, and they knew him
Mount Paran - ) And it was here that Moses, when rehearsing the mercies of God to Israel, delivered those blessed sermons which are recorded in the book of Deuteronomy. ) So that Paran hath proved an asylum to the distressed on many occasions, as recorded in the Scriptures; and in how many more that are not recorded in public memorials , who shall say! It is blessed when souls under exercise find the Lord in the wilderness dispensations, who have missed such discoveries in the peopled city
Poor Poverty - Our Lord’s words ‘Blessed are ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God,’ and ‘Wce unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation’ (Luke 6:20; Luke 6:24) may be thought to convey the same suggestion. In Matthew 5:3 our Lord’s words are repeated in a different form-‘Blessed are the poor in spirit’; and while we may be inclined to think that Luke gives us the more original form of the words, the gloss, if it be such, of Matthew’s Gospel is very possibly just in substance
Scriptures - But the blessed Book of God, comprized as it is in the two sacred canons of the Old and New Testament, form the Holy Scriptures, concerning which, as the Lord Jesus saith of the breasts of his spouse, they are like two young roes that are twins. (Song of Song of Solomon 4:5)...
And it is most blessed to see what a beautiful harmony there is between them. And it is the most blessed of all employments to be everlastingly studying those precious oracles of divine truth, which the Lord Jesus so strongly enjoined in relation to the Old Testament, and which all his believing people find more refreshing than their necessary food, both in the Old and New
Preparation - And it is very blessed when a child of God feels this predisposing grace, and is conscious of being led on and carried through every duty. It is most blessed to know this, and to enjoy it. (Ephesians 2:18) It is that blessed, holy and eternal Spirit, in his own office-work, which prepares the soul, by calling off the mind from every object, and fixing the affections on the person of Jesus. How blessedly the church sings to this note of praise, for the preparing and disposing grace of the Spirit, when she cried out: "Or ever I was aware, my soul made me like the chariots of Amminadib!" (Song of Song of Solomon 6:12) As if she had said, before I had the least apprehension of the mercy, my Lord my Husband made me willing, by the swift manifestations of his love, and the awakenings of his grace in my heart, as rapid as the chariot wheels of a princely people
Hannah - Her hymn is truly spiritual, and forms a blessed song concerning redemption. But as we find the same name given of the Anointed before, as after, he became man, and tabernacled in the substance of our flesh, nothing can be more plain, in confirmation of this blessed truth, than that God the Holy Ghost had an everlasting love to the church, as the body of the Lord Jesus, before the world began, and anointed the glorious Head, and the church in her glorious Head, watched over her, protected her, blessed her, and set her apart, in all and every member of her, as "the church which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all
Naphtali - " And to whom are we to look for any, or for all the tribes of Israel in the possession of the divine favour, and so satisfied with it? Of whom, among the sons of Jacob, can it be said with truth, "that they are full of the blessing of the Lord," unless we first behold him in whom it hath "pleased the Father that all fulness should dwell," and from him, and in him, and by him, all the seed of Israel "are justified and shall glory?" Surely it is blessed first to eye Christ as possessing and being the cause of the true Naphtali's portion, and then, by virtue of an union with him, and interest in him, to behold those blessings flowing in upon his inheritance. Both the west and the south are his for a possession; yea, his dominion shall be from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of earth, men shall be blessed in him, and all nations shall call him blessed
Impute - (2 Samuel 19:19) And the apostle Paul (Romans 4:8) declares them blessed to whom the Lord "will not impute sin. This, therefore, is the blessed doctrine of imputation. And if God accepts such a ransom; yea, he himself appoints it: and if the sinner by Christ's righteousness be made holy: and if the sins of the sinner be all done away by Christ's voluntary sufferings and death: if the law of God be thus honoured; the justice of God thus satisfied; all the divine perfections glorified by an equivalent; yea, more than an equivalent, inasmuch as Christ's obedience and death infinitely transcend in dignity and value the everlasting obedience of men and angels; surely, here is the fullest assurance of the truth of the doctrine of Christ's imputed righteousness, and the perfect approbation of JEHOVAH to the blessed plan of redemption. )...
If I have succeeded in thus stating the gospel sense of imputation, in the transfer of our sins unto the Lord Jesus, and the imputation of his righteousness to us: nothing can be more blessed than the doctrine itself, and nothing more important than the cordial belief of it, to bring consolation and joy to the heart of every believer
Obed-Edom - That ark was a type of the ever-blessed Jesus. What was it then, that prompted the mind of this pious faithful Gittite to receive the ark of God under such alarming circumstances? What was it, but thy grace almighty Lord, that taught him to rejoice in thee and thy favour, while others were trembling under thy judgments? Oh! the blessedness of' distinguishing grace, which makes that to thy people "a savour of life unto life," whilst to others it becomes"a savour of death unto death. No doubt, the tokens of the divine presence were so visibly bestowed upon this man and his household, that the whole neighborhood, yea, the whole kingdom, could not but take notice of it; for it is said, "that it was told king David, saying, the Lord hath blessed the house of Obed-edom, and all that pertained to him, because of the ark of God," 2 Samuel 6:12. Behold the blessedness in Obed-edom, and all that pertained to him, for receiving the ark of God into his house. ...
And what is it now? If that ark was a type of Christ, who are they that may be said to be faithful in the midst of the present perverse and crooked generation, but they who receive Christ Jesus the Lord into their hearts, and houses, and families, whilst others despise him! Who are the Obed-edoms of the present day, but such as receive Christ Jesus the Lord, and walk in him, and live to him, and rejoice in him, as the Lord our Righteousness! And if there ever was a day of peculiar blessedness, for the manifesting this distinguishing love to Jesus and his cause, surely the present is the one. Hail Obed-edom, thou faithful servant of thy Lord! Ever will thy memory be blessed in the church; and when the temple of God is opened again in heaven, as it was to the beloved apostle (Revelation 11:19. ) and the ark of the Testament is beheld by the whole church, still will it be held in everlasting remembrance how the Lord blessed the house of Obed-edom upon earth, for the ark of God's sake
Messiah - And it is very blessed to behold in the Scriptures of truth the testimony of JEHOVAH to this grand doctrine of Christ the Messiah, as the Christ of God. ...
I might detain the reader were it not for enlarging this work beyond the limits I must observe, with offering several most interesting reflections, which arise out of this view of our now risen and exalted Messiah as the Messiah, the Christ of God; but for brevity's sake, I shall only beg to offer this one observation, namely, how sweet and strengthening a testimony such views of Jesus give to the faith of the church, when receiving Christ as the anointed of the Father and the Holy Ghost, Recollect in that blessed portion, just now quoted what the Mediator saith as Mediator—"Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret; from the beginning, from the time that it was, there am I; and now the Lord God and his Spirit hath sent me. " Was there ever anything more full in point and in proof of this blessed doctrine concerning the Messiah? What could the Lord Jesus by the spirit of prophecy mean, but that he would have his church, when receiving him, read his credentials, and mark well his high warrant and authority. blessed view of Jesus this, and precious to the strengthening of the faith of God's people. Christ is not only suited to carry on all the purposes of our great High Priest, but acts in that blessed office by divine authority, and by the validity of an oath. " (John 4:10) Such is the blessedness of receiving Christ, and living upon Christ, as the Christ, the Messiah, of God
Preaching - The following example of an old Rabbinic address, based on the words ‘He hath clothed me with garments of salvation,’ which come from the chapter in Isaiah (61) from which Jesus took His text in His address in the synagogue at Nazareth, will illustrate the character of contemporary Jewish sermons:...
Seven garments the Holy One blessed be He has put on, and will put on from the time the world was created until the hour when He will punish the whole of wicked Edom (= the Roman Empire). ” And the Israelites will partake of His light, and will speak:...
“Blessed is the hour when the Messiah shall come!...
blessed the womb out of which He shall come!...
blessed His contemporaries who are eye-witnesses!...
blessed the eye that is honoured with a sight of Him!...
For the opening of His lips is blessing and peace;...
His speech is a moving or the spirits;...
The thoughts of His heart are confidence and cheerfulness;...
The speech of His tongue is pardon and forgiveness;...
His prayer is the sweet incense of offerings;...
His petitions are holiness and purity. ...
Oh, how blessed is Israel for whom such has been prepared!”...
For it is said (Psalms 31:19 ): “How great is thy goodness which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee!” ’...
Several specimens of the Apostolic preaching are given in the Acts (cf
Death: of a Believer - This is the blessed privilege of all within the covenant, among whom I am one
Incense - When blessed, it becomes a sacramental
John the Evangelist, Saint - To him Christ entrusted the care of the blessed Virgin
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe - December 12, patronal feast of Mexico and a holy day of obligation there, commemorating the apparition of the blessed Virgin to an Indian convert, Juan Diego, in 1531, whom she instructed to convey to the bishop her desire that a chapel be erected in her honor on the spot where she had appeared
Kingdom of God - This consists in the complete union of minds and wills, with the Trinity, which God as Eternal King gives to the blessed in Heaven
Kingdom of Heaven - This consists in the complete union of minds and wills, with the Trinity, which God as Eternal King gives to the blessed in Heaven
Domenico Ghirlandajo - It consists of eight scenes from the life of Saint John the Baptist and twelve from that of the blessed Virgin
Baruch - Blessed
Fair Linen Cloth, Fair White Linen Cloth - , beautiful by means of embroidery, and thisis done by embroidering upon it five crosses to symbolize the fivewounds of our blessed Lord on the Cross, and by having the endsfinished with a heavy linen fringe
Earnest of the Spirit: the Pledge of Heaven - The God of all grace has given to his people all the perfections of heaven to be their heritage for ever, and the earnest of his Spirit is to them the blessed token that all things are theirs
Thomas - In contrast to which the Lord added a beautiful sentence respecting those of the present time: "Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed
Hosanna - Hebrews 9:28; Revelation 7:9-10; Israel shall join the Hosanna cry and say, "Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord" (Luke 19:38; Luke 13:35; Psalms 118:25-26; Isaiah 12:1-3)
Thunder - God so blessed the Holy Land that the ingathering of fruits and the threshing in the open air were unimpeded by rain
Guadalupe, Feast of Our Lady of - December 12, patronal feast of Mexico and a holy day of obligation there, commemorating the apparition of the blessed Virgin to an Indian convert, Juan Diego, in 1531, whom she instructed to convey to the bishop her desire that a chapel be erected in her honor on the spot where she had appeared
God, Kingdom of - This consists in the complete union of minds and wills, with the Trinity, which God as Eternal King gives to the blessed in Heaven
Washing - It will be enough for all our purposes however to consider in general, that it had in spiritual concerns a blessed intimation in those that were washed of being partakers in the pardoning and sanctifying blood of the Lord Jesus Christ
Sabeans - It is a blessed thought however, what is said, Psalms 72:1-20 throughout, concerning the ultimate extension and prosperity of the Redeemer's kingdom "when the kings of Sheba and of Seba shall offer gifts; yea, when all kings shall fall down before him, all nations shall serve him
Anesthesia - The sacraments affect body and soul and the blessed Sacrament particularly is regarded as medicine to both
Communion - The act of communicating the sacrament of the Eucharist the celebration of the Lords supper the participation of the blessed sacrament
ex Cathedra - Its present meaning is defined by the Vatican Council as follows: ...
"We teach and define that it is a dogma Divinely revealed that the Roman Pontiff when he speaks ex cathedra, that is when in discharge of the office of pastor and doctor of all Christians, by virtue of his supreme Apostolic authority, he defines a doctrine regarding faith or morals to be held by the universal Church, by the Divine assistance promised to him in blessed Peter, is possessed of that infallibility with which the Divine Redeemer willed that His Church should be endowed in defining doctrine regarding faith or morals, and that therefore such definitions of the Roman Pontiff are of themselves, and not from the consent of the Church, irreformable
Evangelist, John the, Saint - To him Christ entrusted the care of the blessed Virgin
Alms - "It is more blessed to give than to receive
Bow - " (Revelation 10:1) It is blessed to view Jesus thus constantly typified
Moses - ) And a blessed testimony it is! But the same testimony gives him no higher a character than a servant of Christ; and Moses himself thought this an honour high enough
Gittith - The Psalms which bear this name in the title, are not less blessed for our ignorance on this point; though if it be, as it is possible it may have, a reference to the Lord Jesus Christ, it would be gratifying to know it
Discern - Nâkar sometimes has the meaning of “pay attention to,” a special kind of “recognition”: “Blessed be the man who took notice of you” (Ruth 2:19, RSV, KJV, “did take knowledge of”)
Baruch - Baruch (bâ'rook), blessed
Heaven, Kingdom of - This consists in the complete union of minds and wills, with the Trinity, which God as Eternal King gives to the blessed in Heaven
Ghirlandajo, Domenico Bigordi - It consists of eight scenes from the life of Saint John the Baptist and twelve from that of the blessed Virgin
Thorns, Crown of - A replica in gold and rubies of the real crown, as reconstructed by Rohault de Fleury, was placed on the statue of Our Lady of Martyrs at Auriesville, New York, the site of the martyrdom of blessed Isaac Jogues and his companions
Offerings - How blessed is it for us to observe under every one of them direct references to the person and offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all, whereby "he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified!" Without him the whole was an unmeaning service; but considered as typical of Jesus, how infinitely important doth that all-sufficient sacrifice of Christ on the cross appear, when we behold it introduced with such vast solemnity and expense through so many ages to the coming of Christ
General Clergy Relief Fund - The Church, however, cannot do this blessed work ofRelief, unless all her people contribute largely to this Fund
Sarah - " It is but a short inscription over Sarah's portrait in those lively pictures of the faithful, but it is a very blessed one, "She judged him faithful who had promised. " (Hebrews 11:11-13)...
Though I think it unnecessary to swell the pages of this Concordance with the history of Sarah, because we have it already most blessedly set forth in the holy Scriptures, yet I cannot shut up this article without making a short observation on that beautiful allegory which the Holy Ghost hath given us in Paul's Epistle to the Galatians, (Galatians 4:22-31). " It is indeed most blessed to discover that "we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free
All-Sufficiency of God - Is that power or attribute of his nature whereby he is able to communicate as much blessedness to his creatures as he is pleased to make them capable of receiving. As his self-sufficiency is that whereby he has enough in himself to denominate him completely blessed, as a God of infinite perfection; so his all- sufficiency is that by which he hath enough in himself to satisfy the most enlarged desires of his creatures, and to make them completely blessed
Emmanuel - And though our discoveries go but a little way, yet even that little way is blessed, when God the Holy Ghost goeth before us, and His voice is distinctly heard directing. (Isaiah 30:21) Concerning this blessed name of our adorable Lord, we find that it was given by the Lord himself, and that it was declared to be the Lord's sign to the house of David. But while I consider this distinction highly important, I beg the reader yet more particularly to consider the blessedness of the name itself of Emanuel, God with us. The infinite dignity of his person gives an infinite merit to his work, and cannot fail, both in his blood and righteousness, to justify his people, and render them truly acceptable in the sight of God their Father, and fully secure to them the everlasting blessedness and glory of heaven
Mediator - The apostle Paul felt this so forcibly, that whenever he speaks of his adorable Lord and master under this most precious character, he lays such an emphasis on his person as Mediator as serves to shew the high sense and feeling Paul had of the blessedness of looking up to the Lord Jesus in this point of view. "By him (saith Paul) to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say," (saith the apostle) repeating the lovely name as if, and which was truly the case, he found a double blessedness in it—"by him, I say; whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. "...
And every one those heart is convinced of sin, and of the total inability in himself ever to come to God in any thing of his own, or by any way of acceptance in himself, how will he hail the Lord Jesus Christ in this most blessed and lovely and endearing of all characters, the only "Mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus!" If the reader be of the number of truly convinced sinners, the peculiar fitness of Christ, as God and man in one person, for this office, will strike him with full conviction. " How blessedly the apostle follows up this Scriptural account of our Jesus! "Wherefore, saith the apostle, in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people; for in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted. " (Hebrews 2:17-18)...
And if it will not be thought swelling this account too largely, I would beg to add, that over and above all our view and approbation of the Lord Jesus under this most precious and blessed of all offices, our God and Father's approbation of his dear Son, as such, tends to bring the Lord Jesus home still more if possible to our warmest affection. But beside the wisdom displayed in the fitness of Christ, the love manifested in such an one as Christ performing it is most blessed: all the way along the heart of God the Father is seen in it. There is something in this view of the mind of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, all taking part and becoming interested in the acts of the Mediator, that tends to make that office to his people yet more blessed, and readers him who is the person engaged in it, infinitely more endeared and endearing in every performance of it. It would have been to have given the glory to another, if the Lord Jesus had not been one with the Father, ever all, God blessed for ever. Moreover, the glory of opening blind eyes, and the like, would have been unsuitable to any creature; and as JEHOVAH, in the very opening of his address to Christ, claims this as his distinguishing prerogative, would he mean to claim the crown of creation and yet put the crown of redemption on the head of a mere creature? Would not this have been to have given his glory to another? Oh, how plain, how very plain it is, that in the call and appointment of the Lord Jesus to this blessed office of Mediator, it is God's dear Son, in nature and essence one with the Father, and in office the God-man, Glory-man, Christ Jesus! Oh! that modern infidels, calling themselves Christians, but in name only so, and not in reality, would seriously lay this at heart. "Kiss the Son lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little: blessed are all they that put their trust in him
Jehovah Our Righteousness - The margin of our Bible hath preserved the original Hebrew, JEHOVAH Tzidkenu, in both places where meet with this glorious name of the Lord Jesus, (Jeremiah 23:6; Jer 33:16) and a most blessed and soul-comforting name it is for the present and everlasting joy of a poor sinner, conscious that in himself he is void of all righteousness. And reader, do but attend to the several blessed causes by which it is confirmed and assured to the heart and conscience, and very fully will it appear to you, in all its glory, if so be God the Holy Ghost be your teacher. (See in proof if but a single passage, Isaiah 45:22-25) And that he is our righteousness, the Holy Ghost hath asserted in numberless places of his blessed word. (See Jeremiah 33:16) Oh, the blessedness in that one title, JEHOVAH our righteousness!...
Montes Pietatis - They were disseminated throughout Italy through the efforts of this order, particularly in the person of blessed Bernardine of Feltre whose insistence on interest to protect the institution's permanency raised a controversy among the theologians who considered it usury
Palm Tree - At our Lord's triumphal entrance into Jerusalem the crowds took palm branches, and went forth to meet him, crying, "Hosanna: blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord" (Matthew 21:8 ; John 12:13 )
Rabbi - And those titles were not sought for, or studied for, by any rules or laws; but when the people discovered any to be eminently blessed with superior learning to others, he was as by general consent, called Rabbi, my master, or Chocham, wise
Consolation - And it is most blessed to the souls of the truly regenerate, in whose hearts the Lord graciously carrieth it on by his inward spiritual refreshments, to watch and observe how the tendencies of his grace are made towards them
Early Communion - The motive of the early Communion, especially on the Lord's Day,may be said to be twofold: First, the recognition of the Holy Communion as the distinctive act of worship for each Lord's Day,without taking part in which no primitive Christian would have beenconsidered to have properly kept Sunday, and secondly, the reverentdesire to receive fasting, or as Bishop Jeremy Taylor has said, "todo this honor to the blessed Sacrament, that It be the first foodwe eat and the first beverage we drink on that day
Obed-Edom - Obed-edom was unusually blessed of God (probably a reference to prosperity) during the three months the ark was at his house
Popery - 'How choice a people is Israel! how dearly God is in love with Israel! what a happy thing it is to be of the seed of Abraham! how blessed the nation of the Jews above all nations!' And such stuff as this all along
Acknowledge - All that see them shall acknowledge that they are the seed which the Lord hath blessed
Mark - ...
Ezekiel 9:4 (c) By this GOD indicates that He marks His own people with those blessed attributes of GOD which distinguish them from all others as the people of GOD
Canaan - God had already blessed Ham along with Noah and had made a covenant with him, how then could he lead Noah to curse him? Genesis 9:1,8
Inheritance - This all shows that they were and will be an earthly people, but God blessed them on earth in relationship with Himself as Jehovah, and will again bless them on earth when they own the Lord Jesus as their Messiah
Sadducees - ...
It is worthy remark, and indeed it is the only reason for noticing characters of this kind at all in a work of this nature, how our blessed Lord was opposed off the one hand and on the other by those fashionable sects which abounded in his day
Sower, Sowing - blessed are they that sow beside all waters: God's servant will reap if he does not faint
Ensign - (See Isaiah 5:26; Isa 11:10-12) And the reader will forgive me when I add, that it is blessed to behold the Lord Jesus under, this figure
Babe - " (Acts 4:27) And there is a most blessed and inexpressible sweetness in the soul's joy, when, at the same time, through the same almighty Teacher, we enter into an apprehension of our child-like union with him, and interest in him
Impurity - But what blessed views ought all true believers in Christ to have of these things, when reading at any time the law of Moses, in beholding the whole done away in the person, work, and finished salvation of Jesus
Adultery - Was it the case then, as it is but too generally now, that both the sin and the shame are thrown, with fulness of every thing blameable, upon women, while the seducers and more worthless, pass off unrebuked? yea, to the disgrace of human nature, not unfrequently applauded! Not so in thine eye, blessed Lord Jesus! (See John 8:1; Joh 8:11) It should be remarked under this article, that beside this natural adultery, noticed in the Scripture, there is a spiritual fornication of which the Lord complains, which is idolatry
Nehushtan - (2 Kings 18:4) It should seem very plain, from what is said in this Scripture, that what Moses in his days had lifted up at the command of God, and for the most blessed purposes, the Israelites in after-ages had perverted into an idol
Seven Words of Christ - Behold thy Mother," the third word (John 19), He addressed to the blessed Virgin and Saint John
Apostolic Fathers - ...
Apostolic Succession—"The fundamental principle of the ChristianMinistry is, that it is derived from our blessed Lord Himself,from whom it is perpetuated by Episcopal Ordination," and justthis is what is meant by Apostolic Succession
Incarnation, the - A Latinized name for the act by which the SecondPerson of the blessed Trinity, God's Only Son, the Eternal "Wordwas made Flesh," i
Canaan - ...
It is well worthy our observation, that while, among all the early writers, both sacred and profane, the very blessed state of Palestine, or Canaan, for we name it by either, extending both the sacred river Jordan as a country, is continually described; later travellers speak of it as a dry, and inhospitable place. From these different statements the pious reader will, without my suggestion, feel his mind, I should hope, led to that beautiful observation of the Psalmist, and indeed, to the whole of the many blessed things to the same amount, as are said in that Psalm; "A fruitful land the Lord turneth into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein
Apocrypha - ...
The following is a list of the Apocrypha: ...
Apocrypha of Jewish Origin ...
Jewish Apocalypses ...
Book of Henoch
Assumption of Moses
Fourth Book of Esdras
Apocalypse of Baruch
Apocalypse of Abraham
Legendary Apocrypha of Jewish Origin ...
Book of Jubilees, or Little Genesis
Third Book of Esdras
Third Book of Machabees
History and Maxims of Ahikar, the Assyrian
Apocryphal Psalms and Prayers ...
Psalms of Solomon
Prayer of Manasses
Jewish Philosophy ...
Fourth Book of Machabees
Apocrypha of Jewish Origin with Christian Accretions ...
Sibylline Oracles
Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs
Ascension of Isaias
Apocrypha Of Christian Origin ...
Apocryphal Gospels of Catholic Origin ...
Protoevangelium Jacobi, or Infancy Gospel of James, describing the birth, education, and marriage of the blessed Virgin
Gospel of the Pseudo-Matthew
Arabic Gospel of the Infancy
History of Joseph the Carpenter
Transitu Marire, or Evangelium Joannis, describing the death and assumption of the blessed Virgin
Judaistic and Heretical Gospels ...
Gospel according to the Hebrews
Gospel according to the Egyptians
Gospel of Peter
Gospel of Philip
Gospel of Thomas
Gospel of Marcion
Gospel of Bartholomew
Gospel of Matthias
Gospel of Nicodemus
Gospel of the Twelve Apostles
Gospel of Andrew
Gospel of Barnabas
Gospel of Thaddeus
Gospel of Philip
Gospel of Eve
Gospel of Judas Iscariot
Pilate Literature and Other Apocrypha concerning Christ ...
Report of Pilate to the Emperor
Narrative of Joseph of Arimathea
Pseudo-Correspondence of Jesus and Abgar, King of Edessa
Gnostic Acts of the Apostles ...
Acts of Peter
Acts of John
Acts of Andrew
Acts and Martyrdom of Matthew
Acts of Thomas
Acts of Bartholomew
Catholic Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles ...
Acts of Peter and Paul
Acts of Paul
Acts of Paul and Thecla
Acts of Philip
Acts of Matthew
Acts of Simon and Jude
Acts of Barnabas
Acts of James the Greater
Apocryphal Doctrinal Works ...
Testamentum Domini
Nostri Jesu
Preaching of Peter, or Kerygma Petri
Apocryphal Epistles ...
Pseudo-Epistle of Peter
Pseudo-Epistles of Paul
Pseudo-Epistles to the Laodiceans
Pseudo-Correspondence of Paul and Seneca
Christian Apocryphal Apocalypses ...
Apocalypse of Peter
Apocalypse of Paul
Mount Olivet - ) blessed be the Lord for taking away the corruption, and making the spot infinitely more hallowed than it had ever been before, by the presence and ascension of the Lord Jesus from it, when he had finished the sacred purposes of his redemption. And here my contemplating soul would listen to the angel's words who graced the Lord Jesus's triumph, and still hear, in the ear of faith, their blessed tidings vibrating in the sweetest sound on my ravished senses--"Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come, in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven
Paul - And those fourteen blessed Epistles which God the Holy Ghost hath given to the church by him, will render his memory blessed to the latest ages
Regeneration - " What a dreadful confession this for a man in his dying hours!...
Our blessed Lord, who brought life and immortality to light by his Gospel, brought this doctrine of regeneration also, as a fundamental part of that Gospel, to the full and complete testimony of it in his conversation with Nicodemus the Jew. (John 3:1-21) I beg the reader to pay a close attention to this blessed Scripture, looking up to God the Holy Ghost to render it plain and intelligible; and, under his divine teaching, the doctrine itself cannot fail to appear in its true light. And in the third, if living and dying without the blessed influence of regeneration, that soul and body must remain in a state of eternal death, and separation from God for ever. " (Titus 3:5-6) I only add an humble prayer to God to grant to all his renewed members the sweetest testimony in their own experience to this most blessed truth, that they may know that they are born again, "not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of our God, which liveth and abideth for ever
Intercession - " (Isaiah 53:12) And the apostle Paul as blessedly points to Jesus in his priestly office, when he encourageth the poor sinner to come to him, because "he ever liveth to make intercession for them, and is able to save to the uttermost all that come to God by him. Such are the blessed views of Christ in his intercessional character. ...
I would beg yet farther to observe, that this blessedness is abundantly heightened when we consider that he who intercedes, and he with whom intercession is made, are one in the same design and end. And as Christ is God the Father's dear Son, so is the church the dear children of God in Christ: so that what our blessed Lord Jesus saith, when speaking of this very subject, comes home to the heart of the believer with the strongest and sweetest recommendation of tenderness. " (John 16:26-27) These are blessed views both of the Father's everlasting love, and Christ's unceasing intercession. Yea, Christ himself, with all his fulness, blessedness, and glory, is the gift of the Father; for the express doctrine of the gospel in its first and leading point is, "that God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life
Testament - Every one knows what is meant by the New Testament; but perhaps the peculiar blessedness of the name, seen with an eye to Christ, is not so richly and so fully enjoyed as it ought even by real believers. Such therefore was the blessed act of Christ; and the gospel was called so because it contained the legacies and testamentary effects Jesus bequeathed to his church and people. Reader! pause over the name—"The New Testament in Christ's blood," Surely, I would say, Jesus by his death hath confirmed it, and made all the blessed legacies in it secure and payable. Am I a new creature, renewed by the Holy Ghost; and hath the Lord given me a new heart and a new mind, so that old things are passed away, and all things are become new? Oh! for the blessed discovery of these sure marks of a relationship to Christ, and in Christ; for then sure I am, that I have an interest in Christ's will, and he that gave himself for me, hath given all blessings to me
Dove (2) - (Anglo-Saxon: gast) ...
The Third Person of the blessed Trinity
Order, Crosier - (Crosiers) Religious order founded, 1211, by blessed Theodore de Celles at Clair-Lieu, near Huy, Belgium
Fathers, Crosier - (Crosiers) Religious order founded, 1211, by blessed Theodore de Celles at Clair-Lieu, near Huy, Belgium
Madonna - (Latin: mea domina, my mistress) ...
A name given to representations of the blessed Virgin in art and occasionally used as an invocation in devotions to her
Five Nations - They are of interest to Catholics because they caused the martyrdom of blessed Jogues, Brebeuf, and, their companions
Mass, Saints of the - Outside the Canon, the blessed Virgin, Saint John the Baptist, Saint Peter the Apostle and Saint Paul the Apostle are mentioned in the Confiteor and in the prayer before the Orate Fratres, Saint Michael the Archangel, in the Confiteor
Missionaries of la Salette - The spirit of the community is one of prayer and sacrifice and the students of the Apostolic schools are trained chiefly to combat the great crimes of the day, especially those denounced by the blessed Virgin at La Salette
la Salette, Missionaries of - The spirit of the community is one of prayer and sacrifice and the students of the Apostolic schools are trained chiefly to combat the great crimes of the day, especially those denounced by the blessed Virgin at La Salette
Faber, Frederick William - They are: "All for Jesus"; "Growth in Holiness"; "The blessed Sacrament"; "The Creator and the Creature"; "The Foot of the Cross"; "Spiritual Conferences"; "The Precious Blood"; "Bethlehem"; "Notes on Doctrinal Subjects
Frederick William Faber - They are: "All for Jesus"; "Growth in Holiness"; "The blessed Sacrament"; "The Creator and the Creature"; "The Foot of the Cross"; "Spiritual Conferences"; "The Precious Blood"; "Bethlehem"; "Notes on Doctrinal Subjects
Order of the Golden Militia - In 1841 it was absorbed into the Order of Saint Sylvester but Pius X restored it to the status of a separate order and placed it under the patronage of the blessed Virgin
Order of the Golden Spur - In 1841 it was absorbed into the Order of Saint Sylvester but Pius X restored it to the status of a separate order and placed it under the patronage of the blessed Virgin
Names of God - The following are found in Holy Scripture: ...
Almighty, Genesis 17:1
Benign, II Esdras 9:17
Blessed, Genesis 14:20
Creator, 2Machabees 1:24
Everlasting, Isaiah 40:28
Father, Matthew 6:9
First and Last, Isaiah 44:6
God of Peace, Romans 15:33
God of Vengeance, Psalms 93:1
Great, Psalms 76:14
Helper, Isaiah 50:9
Hidden, Isaiah 45:15
Holy, Apocalypse 4:8
Hope, Romans 15:13
I am who am, Exodus 3:14
Immortal, 1 Timothy 1:17
Invisible, Colossians 1:15
Jealous, Exodus 20:5
Judge, Psalms 7:12
Just, Isaiah 45:21
Life Eternal, 1 John 5:20
Living God, Daniel 6:26
Lord of Hosts, Isaiah 5:7
Lord, Psalms 117:27
Merciful, Exodus 34:6
Most High, Luke 1:32
Most Strong, Genesis 46:3
Protector, Psalms 30:3
Redeemer, Psalms 18:15
Salvation, Apocalypse 19:1
Saviour, Psalms 24:5
Spirit, John 4:24
Strength, Apocalypse 7:12
True, Jeremiah 10:10
In his celebrated treatise, The Names of God (New York, 1912), Lessius has many others, not taken from Scripture but principally from the liturgy, with brief explanations
Birgitta, Saint - She is represented praying before a crucifix, holding an image of the blessed Virgin
Carmelite Nuns - Several of these semi-monastic groups, organized in the Netherlands in the 12th century, approacbed blessed John Soreth, General of the Carmelite Order (1451-1471), requesting to be affiliated
Absence From Week-Night Services - The pastor was there, and God blessed them
Insult - Jesus blessed those who suffered insult for His sake (Matthew 5:11 )
Love, Spirit of - (Anglo-Saxon: gast) ...
The Third Person of the blessed Trinity
Melchizedek - He blessed Abraham in the name of “God Most High
Mary Magdalen, Saint - The Greek tradition holds that Mary Magdalen retired to Ephesus with the blessed Virgin, and died there, her relics being transferred to Constantinople
Ascension - While he blessed his disciples he was parted from them and multitudes of the angelic hosts accompanied and welcomed him, Psalm 24:9 68:17
Holy Ghost - (Anglo-Saxon: gast) ...
The Third Person of the blessed Trinity
Holy Spirit - (Anglo-Saxon: gast) ...
The Third Person of the blessed Trinity
Golden Militia, Order of the - In 1841 it was absorbed into the Order of Saint Sylvester but Pius X restored it to the status of a separate order and placed it under the patronage of the blessed Virgin
Golden Spur, Order of the - In 1841 it was absorbed into the Order of Saint Sylvester but Pius X restored it to the status of a separate order and placed it under the patronage of the blessed Virgin
God, Names of - The following are found in Holy Scripture: ...
Almighty, Genesis 17:1
Benign, II Esdras 9:17
Blessed, Genesis 14:20
Creator, 2Machabees 1:24
Everlasting, Isaiah 40:28
Father, Matthew 6:9
First and Last, Isaiah 44:6
God of Peace, Romans 15:33
God of Vengeance, Psalms 93:1
Great, Psalms 76:14
Helper, Isaiah 50:9
Hidden, Isaiah 45:15
Holy, Apocalypse 4:8
Hope, Romans 15:13
I am who am, Exodus 3:14
Immortal, 1 Timothy 1:17
Invisible, Colossians 1:15
Jealous, Exodus 20:5
Judge, Psalms 7:12
Just, Isaiah 45:21
Life Eternal, 1 John 5:20
Living God, Daniel 6:26
Lord of Hosts, Isaiah 5:7
Lord, Psalms 117:27
Merciful, Exodus 34:6
Most High, Luke 1:32
Most Strong, Genesis 46:3
Protector, Psalms 30:3
Redeemer, Psalms 18:15
Salvation, Apocalypse 19:1
Saviour, Psalms 24:5
Spirit, John 4:24
Strength, Apocalypse 7:12
True, Jeremiah 10:10
In his celebrated treatise, The Names of God (New York, 1912), Lessius has many others, not taken from Scripture but principally from the liturgy, with brief explanations
Zaccheus - And hence, by the way, a sweet testimony to that blessed truth, that Christ was given both for a light to lighten the Gentiles, and to be the glory of his people Israel
Sheaf - Sweetly teaching us that Christ is first to be eyed in the blessing and then he will be enjoyed in the blessing; so that both law and gospel hold forth the same blessed teaching; "Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase; so shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine
Creation, the New - This stands in contrast to the first creation ranged under Adam, who was blessed by God, and should have maintained his allegiance to Him
Pentecost - The Israelites came with their free-will offerings unto Jehovah, according as He had blessed them
Glad - They blessed the king, and went to their tents, joyful and glad of heart
Abraham - He rescued Lot, when taken prisoner by the King of Elam, and on his return was met by Melchisedech, King of Salem, who blessed him
Gospel - Angels thought so, when at the command of God they posted down from heaven, at the birth of Christ, as if ambitious to be the first preachers of it to a lost world, and in a multitude of the heavenly host met together, to proclaim the blessed tidings to the Jewish shepherds, saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, good will towards men
Mount Amalek - It is blessed when, from well-founded evidences, we can say with the apostle, So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free
Gomorrha - blessed be our God, there is one in the Gomorrha of our world whose name is Wonderful, and for whose sake it stands to the present hour, and who will be the cause of his people's salvation to all eternity!...
Access - The apostle Paul hath a short but comprehensive verse, (Ephesians 2:18) which explains this most fully; and at the same time shews, how each glorious person of the GODHEAD takes part, in the distinct office of each, on those sweet and blessed occasions. And I beg the reader to note yet farther; the blessedness of this access to the throne
Seeing - "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God;" that is, they shall have the perfect and immediate fruition of the glorious presence of God in heaven; or they shall understand the mysteries of salvation; they shall perceive the loving kindness of God toward them in this life, and shall at length perfectly enjoy him in heaven
Truth, Spirit of - (Anglo-Saxon: gast) ...
The Third Person of the blessed Trinity
Spirit, Creator - (Anglo-Saxon: gast) ...
The Third Person of the blessed Trinity
Spirit, Holy - (Anglo-Saxon: gast) ...
The Third Person of the blessed Trinity
Spirit of Love - (Anglo-Saxon: gast) ...
The Third Person of the blessed Trinity
Spirit of Truth - (Anglo-Saxon: gast) ...
The Third Person of the blessed Trinity
Sanctifier, the - (Anglo-Saxon: gast) ...
The Third Person of the blessed Trinity
Ghost, Holy - (Anglo-Saxon: gast) ...
The Third Person of the blessed Trinity
Sweden, Bridget of, Saint - She is represented praying before a crucifix, holding an image of the blessed Virgin
Society of the Holy Name - Established in 1274 by blessed John of Vercelli who commanded the superiors of the Dominican order to preach devotion to the Holy Name, in obedience to Pope Gregory's wishes
Scholasticism - However, the most typical Scholasticism is that of the 13th century when it attained its highest development and was represented by such thinkers as Saint Albertus Magnus, Saint Bonaventura, Saint Thomas Aquinas, and blessed John Duns Scotus
Saints of the Mass - Outside the Canon, the blessed Virgin, Saint John the Baptist, Saint Peter the Apostle and Saint Paul the Apostle are mentioned in the Confiteor and in the prayer before the Orate Fratres, Saint Michael the Archangel, in the Confiteor
Paulinus, Bishop of Tyre - 1), and speaks with great indignation of the unfounded charges brought against him by Marcellus, with the view of fixing on him the impious tenet that our blessed Lord is no more than a created being ( in Marcell
Jesuits - ...
We are told of some Turks, who have, upon the sight of Mahomet's tomb, put out their eyes, that they might not defile them, forsooth, with any common object, after they had been blessed with seeing one so sacred. heaven's glory set before the eye of their faith, have been so ravished by the sight, that they desired God even to seal up their eyes by death, with Simeon, who would not by his good-will have lived a day after that blessed hour in which his eyes had beheld the salvation of God
Oil - ...
Psalm 23:5 (b) This is emblematic of the blessed experience of the believer in which the Spirit of GOD anoints him for effective service, as a king and as a priest. ...
Hebrews 1:9 (b) This describes the blessed anointing of CHRIST to be both Lord and Saviour, High Priest and King
Raca - Our blessed Lord hath defined three several degrees of guilt in the use of improper anger and names. (1 Corinthians 15:36) And our blessed Lord him self, when reproving the dullness of his disciples, said, "O fools, and slow of heart, to believe all that the prophets have spoken
Fruit - Genesis 1:29 (c) This type may be used as a symbol of the blessed results which come from preaching the Gospel. ...
Numbers 13:26 (c) We may understand this to be a type of the blessed results of walking with GOD in the promised land. ...
Psalm 92:14 (a) This is a word of encouragement to those who have come to advanced age in that they will still be useful, and be blessed in their ministry as they come to the end of the journey. ...
Matthew 21:34 (b) This type represents good and blessed results that should have been found in the experience of Israel when the Lord JESUS came to live among them
Benediction - The Jewish custom of blessing God on every possible occasion (see below) supplies a probable explanation of the designation of God in Mark 14:61 ὁ εὐλογητός, ‘the blessed. In the Gospels the only instances of the third usage are cases where the participle εὑογημὲος, ‘blessed,’ is employed, εὐλογεῖν meaning to pronounce a benediction never occurs in John, but εὑλογημὲνος appears in John 12:13. ...
εὐλογημένος (= בָדוּךְ) in formulas of blessing may, be understood to express a wish, ‘Blessed be thou. μακάριος, although translated in the Authorized and Revised Versions ‘blessed,’ is not used in benedictions, and has a different meaning (see Blessing). It is not equally certain that the laying of hands upon the children who were blessed by Christ (Mark 10:16) is directly connected with the act of benediction as such, although Genesis 48:14 may be quoted in support of that view. The use of special formulas, and especially of the word בָּדוּךְ ‘blessed’ (εὐλογημένος), is characteristic of benedictions. ...
The only other passage in the NT where a material object is said to be blessed is 1 Corinthians 10:16, and it really belongs to the category just explained. In Jewish phraseology material objects may be consecrated or hallowed, but they cannot be said in the same sense to be blessed
Balaam - But the Lord commanding him not to go, for that the people, the prince of Moab wished him to curse, were blessed; Balaam sent the messengers away, without going with them. We are not informed by what means the Lord communicated to Balaam his command: probably by a vision of the night; but, certainly, in such a way as left Balaam with full impressions on his mind, had he not heard the history of Israel before, that they were "a people blessed of the Lord. But the thing had been determined before by the Lord's telling Balaam, that the people were blessed. How then could he dare to tempt the Lord by any farther enquiry? and how could he presume to go forth, at the call of this idolatrous prince, to curse those whom the Lord had told him were blessed? We cannot but suppose that Balaam, coming out of the East, must have heard of Israel, and the Lord's care over them. ...
But what decides the infamy of Balaam's character is this, that under all the impressions that the Lord had blessed Israel, and would bless them, Balaam was still so very earnest to oblige Balak, and get his promised reward, that he set off expressly the purpose of cursing Israel; neither, as the apostle saith, did "the dumb ass, speaking with man's voice, forbidding the madness of the prophet," keep back his feet from the evil of his journey; so much did he love the wages of unrighteousness? (See 2 Peter 2:16)...
I need not go through with a comment on the several interesting particulars of Balaam's tampering with his conscience while with Balak, in seeking enchantments, and in using every effort to curse God's people, while all he said and did the Lord over-ruled to make him bless them. When we read the many blessed things which the Lord, as he had graciously said, compelled Balaam to utter concerning his Israel, "the word that I shall speak unto thee, (said the Lord) that thou shalt speak. " (Numbers 24:15-16) When we hear such things dropping from his lips, and in the same moment hiring himself out for the honours of this world, as an enchanter, to curse the people of God, whom God had told him were blessed; what an awful picture doth this afford of human depravity! Many of God's dear children, from mistaken views of such characters, have been frequently tempted to call in question their own sincerity, and to fear, lest like Balaam, they should be found apostates in the end. How shall we mark the difference? The thing is very easy, under the blessed Spirits teaching; "when the Spirit witnesseth to our spirits that we are his children
Benediction - The Jewish custom of blessing God on every possible occasion (see below) supplies a probable explanation of the designation of God in Mark 14:61 ὁ εὐλογητός, ‘the blessed. In the Gospels the only instances of the third usage are cases where the participle εὑογημὲος, ‘blessed,’ is employed, εὐλογεῖν meaning to pronounce a benediction never occurs in John, but εὑλογημὲνος appears in John 12:13. ...
εὐλογημένος (= בָדוּךְ) in formulas of blessing may, be understood to express a wish, ‘Blessed be thou. μακάριος, although translated in the Authorized and Revised Versions ‘blessed,’ is not used in benedictions, and has a different meaning (see Blessing). It is not equally certain that the laying of hands upon the children who were blessed by Christ (Mark 10:16) is directly connected with the act of benediction as such, although Genesis 48:14 may be quoted in support of that view. The use of special formulas, and especially of the word בָּדוּךְ ‘blessed’ (εὐλογημένος), is characteristic of benedictions. ...
The only other passage in the NT where a material object is said to be blessed is 1 Corinthians 10:16, and it really belongs to the category just explained. In Jewish phraseology material objects may be consecrated or hallowed, but they cannot be said in the same sense to be blessed
Bernard of Clairvaux, Saint - His writings breathe the most tender devotion to Our Lord and His blessed Mother
Fra Angelico - The dedication of his art to religious subjects earned him the title of "Angelico," and the holiness of his life caused him to be beatified, so that he is also known as "Il Beato" (the blessed)
Angelus - A devotion in honor of the Incarnation of Our Lord and venerating His blessed Mother, recited at morning, noon, and evening at the sound of a bell
Joseph, Saint - Spouse of the blessed Virgin Mary and foster-father of Our Lord, born probably Bethlehem; died probably Nazareth
Chalice - Chalices are blessed by a bishop, who anoints them with holy chrism, a ceremony which goes back to the time of Saint Gregory the Great (590-604)
Dove - It was in the form of a dove that the Holy Ghost descended upon the blessed Jesus at his baptism
Summer - ...
Matthew 24:32 (b) This is a picture of those blessed days that will exist when Israel will be restored as a nation, and like the fig tree will again bear fruit for GOD
Seventy - How truly blessed is it to minister in the Lord's service, in any and in every employment; yea, how truly honourable! A great and powerful King declared that he would rather be a doorkeeper in the house, of God, than to dwell in the richest tents of wickedness
Fraternity - the blessed Virgin has promised to deliver out of hell the first Sunday after their death
Salvation: in Christ - Even so Jesus Christ has taken my poor guilty soul ever since I believed in him, and has wrapped around me the blood-red flag of his atoning sacrifice, and before God can destroy me or any other soul that is wrapped in the atonement, he must insult his Son and dishonor his sacrifice, and that he will never do, blessed be his name
Bethany - Luke 24:50 (c) Here our blessed Lord reminded His disciples of incidents that had taken place in that little village
Phylacteries - Our blessed Lord condemned the Jews for making broad their phylacteries
Impute, to, - "Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity. On the contrary, he enters into the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes, or reckons, righteousness without works
Antidikomarianitae - who (in opposition to the Κολλυριδιάνιδες ) maintained the novel supposition advanced at that time by Bonosus of Sadica, and by Helvidius, that "our Lord's brethren" were children borne by the blessed Virgin to Joseph after our Lord's birth
Barsumas, Syrian Archimandrite - When with great effrontery Barsumas presented himself at the council of Chalcedon, 451, an outcry was raised against him as "the murderer of the blessed Flavian
Angelico, Fra - The dedication of his art to religious subjects earned him the title of "Angelico," and the holiness of his life caused him to be beatified, so that he is also known as "Il Beato" (the blessed)
Threshold - ...
Ezekiel 47:1 (b) No doubt this is a type of our blessed Lord from whom the gracious Holy Spirit is given
Key - " (Revelation 3:7; Isaiah 22:22) It is blessed to see in how many ways the Lord manifests the supremacy of his power, He hath the key of heaven, to admit whom he pleaseth: he hath the key of hell, to shut up all his foes; he hath the key of his word, to unfold the mysteries of his kingdom; he hath the key of the heart, to open it, and to render that word effectual
Keeper - All the persons of the GODHEAD have this blessed name and character applied to them in the Scriptures of truth; but it should seem to have a peculiar reference to the person of God the Father. (See Numbers 6:24 see also Isaiah 27:3) And certainly there is a blessedness in the thought, that the church in Jesus is the continued object of the Father's love and care
Imposition of Hands - The dying patriarch blessed the sons of Joseph, putting his hands significantly upon the head of each
Simeon - And being led by the Spirit, at the time when Jesus was presented by his mother at the temple, he recognized the infant as the expected Messiah, and took him in his arms and blessed him, glorifying God
Melchizedek - King of righteousness, king of Salem, and also priest of the most high God, in which capacity he blessed Abraham, and received tithes at his hand, Genesis 14:18-20
Hosanna - His entrance is followed by a shout of ‘Hosanna! blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord’, accompanied by the waving of palm branches, as the people welcome their victorious king (Psalms 118:25-27)
Maria of Jesus - Received an apparition of the blessed Virgin Mary which led to her enormous work, The Mystical City of God, the Divine History of the Virgin Mother of God, which provoked a bitter controversy over its claim to be a revelation. This victory over heresies has been reserved by Christ for His blessed Mother
Divine Retribution - Abraham's obedient response to God's call resulted in his being blessed and becoming the mediator of blessing to all the world (Genesis 12:1-3 ). Israel, if they heard and obeyed God's word, would be blessed (Deuteronomy 6:1-9 )
Hosea - What grace, mercy, love, and condescension in the Lord marrying our adulterous nature! What blessedness is set forth in that betrothing nature, for ever! What sweet views of Jesus doth this man's writings give concerning his recoveries of his people under all their backslidings, and departures, and rebellions, and ingratitude! Surely, it is impossible for any enlightened eye to read the records of the prophet, and not perceive the Saviour in almost every chapter and verse, from beginning to end, And how blessed was it and gracious in God the Holy Ghost, in those distant ages from Christ, when the prophecy of Hosed was delivered; and how blessed and gracious now in our day, upon whom "the ends of the world are come;" that this man's ministry should be made instrumental to comfort and refresh both, concerning the glorious person, love, grace, and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ
Agreda, Maria de - Received an apparition of the blessed Virgin Mary which led to her enormous work, The Mystical City of God, the Divine History of the Virgin Mother of God, which provoked a bitter controversy over its claim to be a revelation. This victory over heresies has been reserved by Christ for His blessed Mother
Genoa, Italy, Archdiocese of - Suffragan dioceses include ...
Albenga-Imperia
Chiavari
La Spezia-Sarzana-Brugnato
Savona-Noli
Tortona
Ventimiglia-San Remo
Notable bishops include ...
Blessed James of Voragine
Blessed Tommaso Reggio
Cardinal Tommaso Pio Boggiani
Saint Birinus
Saint Syrus of Genoa
Saint Valentine of Genoa
Agostino Maria Salvago (1559 - 1567)
Airaldo Guaraco
Alessandro Centurione (1591 - 1596)
Andrea Caron † (29 Apr 1912Appointed - 22Jan 1915 Resigned)
Andrea della Torre (1368 - 1377)
Andreas Charvaz † (27 Sep 1852Appointed - 18 Oct 1870 Died)
Angelo Bagnasco, (August 29, 2006-incumbent)
Antonio Sauli (1586 - 1591)
Bartolomeo de' Maroni (1321 - 1335)
Bernardo de' Arimondi (1276 - 1287)
Bertrando Bessaduri (1349 - 1358)
Boniface (1188 - 1203)
Cardinal Carlo Dalmazio Minoretti † (16 Jan 1925 Appointed - 13Mar 1938 Died)
Cipriano Pallavicino (1567 - 1586)
Dino de' Tusci (1336 - 1342)
Diogenes (4th century)
Dionigi Tettamanzi (April 20, 1995-July 11, 2002)
Domenico de' Marini (1616 - 1635)
Edoardo Pulciano † (16 Nov 1901Appointed - 25 Dec 1911Died)
Francesco Sidoli † (1924Appointed - 18 Dec 1924Died)
Gerolamo Sauli (1550 - 1559)
Giacomo III Fieschi (1383 - 1400)
Giacomo Imperiale (1439 - 1452)
Giacomo Peloso da Santa Vittoria (1342 - 1349)
Giambattista Spínola (Sr
Paradise - A Persian word for ‘park’ or ‘garden’ (see Orchard), used in later Jewish and Christian thought to represent the abode of the blessed dead. In the Rabbinical conception of the universe, Paradise is the abode of the blessed dead
Judah, the Kingdom of - It was not named when Moses blessed the tribes. Their descendants are scattered over the earth; but when God's set time is come they will be brought through the fire of judgement, and a remnant will be saved, restored to their own land, and blessed under their Messiah whom they now reject
Onesimus - How truly blessed doth the epistle open, after subscribing himself as the prisoner of the Lord, in praying that grace and peace to Philemon might flow from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ! And how blessedly doth the apostle close his letter, in a similar prayer, that the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ might be with his spirit! Amen. And as the epistle opens and closeth in so sweet and gracious a spirit, so all the parts of it breathe every thing that is truly lovely and becoming the blessed Gospel of Christ. I beg yet more to remark the abundant grace of God the Holy Ghost, in causing such a blessed fragment of his sacred word to have been recorded and handed down in his church
Mary, the Virgin - " "The Lord is (or, BE) with thee (Luke 11:27-28,0), blessed art thou among women"; not among gods and goddesses. ...
As Jael (Judges 5:24); "blessed" in "believing" (Luke 1:45), more than in conceiving Christ (Luke 8:19-21; Luke 11:27-28); compare her own practice, Luke 2:51; Matthew 12:49-50. 30), upon a woman of the company exclaiming, "blessed is the womb that bore Thee, and the paps which Thou hast sucked," He said, "yea, rather (menounge ) blessed are they that hear the word of God and keep it"; the blessedness even of Mary is not her motherhood towards Him, but her hearing and obeying Him. The Virgin's words (Luke 1:48) "all generations shall call me blessed" mean not, shall call me by that name, "the blessed Virgin," but shall count me blessed, as in James 5:11 (the same Greek). The nations shall count JESUS, not the Virgin, the fountain of all blessedness (Psalms 72:17). On Mary's saluting Elisabeth the latter hailed her as "mother of her Lord," inasmuch as at her salutation "the babe leaped in her womb for joy," adding, in contrast to Zacharias whose unbelief had brought its own punishment," blessed is she that believed, for there shall be a performance of those things told her from the Lord
Bless - ...
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Among the Jews in their thank-offerings the master of the feast took a cup of wine in his hand, and after having blessed God for it and for other mercies then enjoyed, handed it to his guests, who all partook of it
Orders of Knighthood - , Knights of Columbus; Knights of Father Mathew; Knights of the blessed Sacrament; Knights of the Cross
Nazareth - The town of Galilee where the blessed Virgin dwelt and where Christ lived the first 30 years of his life, situated in a hollow plateau between the hills of Lebanon, the ancient town occupying the triangular hillock in the north
Chair of Peter - The Mass for both feast days is the same; the Collect is as follows: ...
"Oh, God, who, together with the power of the keys of the kingdom of heaven, didst bestow on blessed Peter Thy Apostle the pontificate of binding and loosing, grant that by the aid of his intercession we may be released from the yoke of our sins
Faith: Appropriating - ' He bounds forward to touch and taste every provision which those blessed mansions contain, exclaiming, as he looks in the Father's face, 'Father, this and this is ours
Experience: Boasting of Its Depth - Be this last my experience: to go so deep as to reach the springs of everlasting love, and find all my poor doings and efforts totally submerged, because the blessed fountains of grace have broken in upon me, covering all the mire, and rock, and earth of my poor, naturally evil heart
Philip - Following Stephen's martyrdom, Philip took the gospel to Samaria, where his ministry was blessed (Acts 8:5-13 )
Holy Hour, the - It was taught as a practise to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque by Our Lord Himself, who appeared to her in 1673, as she was in adoration before the blessed Sacrament
Quench - ...
Ephesians 6:16 (b) We learn from this expression that faith in our blessed Lord and His Word will enable us to conquer Satan and to defeat his purposes and designs
Anoint - ...
Luke 4:18 (b) Here the word refers to that blessed anointing of our gracious Saviour wherein He was selected by GOD and appointed by Him to be the Lord of our lives and the Saviour of our souls
Jethro - He rejoiced and blessed God for the deliverance He had given to His people, and said, "Now I know that Jehovah is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them
Snow - ...
Revelation 1:14 (c) The white hair of our blessed Lord indicates that He is the Ancient of Days, filled with wisdom, knowledge, understanding and experience
Pearl - (Revelation 21:21) And indeed it is very blessed to eye Jesus under all the loveliness of everything we meet with in the whole compass of creation, both in the kingdoms of nature, providence, grace, and glory
Count - ...
Note: In James 5:11 , makarizo, "to pronounce blessed," is rendered "count
Holy Week - Each dayis significant, thus: The first day of the week, the Sixth Sunday inLent, is called Palm Sunday, in reference to the palms strewn in ourLord's way on His entrance into Jerusalem; Monday and Tuesdaywitnessed the final disputations with the Jews; Wednesday standsout as the day of the Lord's Betrayal and the beginning of the eventswhich reached their climax on Good Friday; Thursday is ever to beremembered as the day of the Commands, first, concerning love, andsecondly, the institution of the blessed Sacrament with its "Do thisin remembrance of Me"; Good Friday, the day of the Crucifixion andDeath, and Saturday, Easter Even, which commemorates the Descentof our Lord's soul into Hell while His Body rested in the grave
Gospel - In the New Testament the word "Gospel" is appliedexclusively to the announcement of certain events, certain outwardfacts connected with the Second Person in the blessed Trinity,namely, the Incarnation, Birth, Life, Death, Burial, Resurrectionand Ascension of the Son of God
Pledge - But it is really blessed to observe how tenderly the Lord himself interposed, that usury and unkindness might not creep in among his people. " (Deuteronomy 24:10-13) Precious Jesus! I would say as I read those sweet Scriptures of mercy, I have pledged to thee all I have, and all I am; and do I not see in this blessed command of thine thy gracious tenderness of heart to give me all my justly forfeited pledges, that the sun may not go down and I be found naked, but sleep secure in thy garment of salvation, that my soul may bless thee! This is indeed the Lord's righteousness, which is upon all, and unto all, that believe
Bowels - " (Jeremiah 31:20)...
But when the word is spoken in reference to the person of Christ in his human nature, here it is not figuratively used, but literally; and the meaning of it is uncommonly blessed and sweet. What a precious blessed view doth it afford of the Lord Jesus!...
And what I beg the reader also particularly to remark, this purity, this holiness of the Lord Jesus in our nature, is, to all intents and purposes, that holiness in which JEHOVAH beholds his church in Jesus. " (2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13) And what a blessedness is there contained in this one view of the completeness of the church in Jesus? So that, in the very moment that the child of God feels the workings of corruption within him, and is groaning under a body of sin and death, which he carries about with him, though he sees nothing in himself but sin and imperfection, yea, sometimes, as it appears to him, growing imperfections, yet looking to the Lord Jesus as his Surety, and considering the Redeemers holiness, and not any thing in himself, as the standard of justification, here he rests his well-founded hope. This was blessedly set forth by the Holy Ghost: (Isaiah 45:24) "Surely, shall one say, In the Lord have I righteousness and strength; even to him shall men come, and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed
Saints, Litany of the - The litany begins with the usual invocation of the Persons of the blessed Trinity and the blessed Virgin
Jacob - The promises as to the land being possessed by his descendants, and all nations being blessed in his Seed, were confirmed to him, with this difference that in connection with the latter promise it says "in thee and in thy seed ," because it includes the earthly blessings to his seed in the millennium. When Jacob and his household arrived in Egypt, he as a prince of God blessed Pharaoh king of Egypt. ...
Jacob at the close of his life rose up to the height of God's thoughts, and by faith blessed the two sons of Joseph, being led of God to cross his hands, and gave the richest blessing to Ephraim. Then, as a true prophet of God, he called all his sons before him, and blessed them, with an appropriate prophecy as to the historical future of each (considered under each of the sons' names)
Jacob - The promises as to the land being possessed by his descendants, and all nations being blessed in his Seed, were confirmed to him, with this difference that in connection with the latter promise it says "in thee and in thy seed ," because it includes the earthly blessings to his seed in the millennium. When Jacob and his household arrived in Egypt, he as a prince of God blessed Pharaoh king of Egypt. ...
Jacob at the close of his life rose up to the height of God's thoughts, and by faith blessed the two sons of Joseph, being led of God to cross his hands, and gave the richest blessing to Ephraim. Then, as a true prophet of God, he called all his sons before him, and blessed them, with an appropriate prophecy as to the historical future of each (considered under each of the sons' names)
Pillar - And as the Holy Ghost hath graciously been pleased in so many words to tell the church, that the Rock which followed Israel was Christ; (1 Corinthians 10:4) it should seem as if this was intended by the blessed Spirit, to act as a key for opening; similar manifestation to the church in those other tokens of divine, love, which appear in their wonderful history. Nothing can be more blessed in confirmation of the Redeemer's love to his church and people, than thus beholding him in the "pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of are by night," conducting and guarding them through all their journey: And as then, so now, every manifestation, under all the various forms of it, was intended to show the church the love he bore to them, and to lead his people into the most endearing views of love and good will. " (See Galatians 2:9) And very blessed it is to see, that while Christ is the foundation stone JEHOVAH hath laid in Zion, all his redeemed ones are built upon this foundation, and are lively stones and pillars in this spiritual house, "to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God, through Jesus Christ
Eating - When they sit down to table, the master of the house, or the chief person in the company, taking bread, breaks it, but does not wholly separate it; then, putting his hand on it, he recites this blessing: "Blessed be thou, O Lord our God, the King of the world, who producest the bread of the earth. " Having distributed the bread among the guests, he takes the vessel of wine in his right hand, saying, "Blessed art thou, O Lord our God, King of the world, who hast produced the fruit of the vine. They take care that, after meals, there shall be a piece of bread remaining on the table; the master of the house orders a glass to be washed, fills it with wine, and, elevating it, says," Let us bless Him of whose benefits we have been partaking:" the rest answer, "Blessed be He who has heaped his favours on us, and by his goodness has now fed us
Ladies of Charity - The organization owes its inception to Saint Vincent de Paul and blessed Louise Marillac
Birds in Symbolism -
As emblems of the saints, birds in general are associated in art with ...
Saint Francis of Assisi
Blessed Joseph Anchieta
Saint Valentine of Rome
Melchizedek - The apostle there points out the superiority of his priesthood to that of Aaron in these several respects, (1) Even Abraham paid him tithes; (2) he blessed Abraham; (3) he is the type of a Priest who lives for ever; (4) Levi, yet unborn, paid him tithes in the person of Abraham; (5) the permanence of his priesthood in Christ implied the abrogation of the Levitical system; (6) he was made priest not without an oath; and (7) his priesthood can neither be transmitted nor interrupted by death: "this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood
Nabal - She so courteously and persuasively pled her cause that David's anger was appeased, and he said to her, "Blessed be the Lord God of Israel which sent thee this day to meet me
Ointment - ...
Song of Solomon 1:3 (a) This beautiful picture represents the soothing and blessed effects of the name of the Lord upon the hungry, weary heart of that one who trusts in CHRIST
Aachen, Germany, City of - Charlemagne's remains are now in the Hungarian Chapel, where are also preserved four great relics, exhibited every seven years: the blessed Virgin's cloak; swaddling-clothes of the Infant Jesus; loin-cloth of Christ; and the cloth in which was wrapped Saint John the Baptist's head
Aix-la-Chapelle - Charlemagne's remains are now in the Hungarian Chapel, where are also preserved four great relics, exhibited every seven years: the blessed Virgin's cloak; swaddling-clothes of the Infant Jesus; loin-cloth of Christ; and the cloth in which was wrapped Saint John the Baptist's head
God, Presence of - The Real Presence of Jesus in the blessed Sacrament is the existence of Christ's Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity wherever there are the appearances of consecrated Bread and Wine
High Priest - He stood for the people to God: he offered up the sacrifices which put the people in relation with God (Leviticus 9 ), also those on the day of atonement (Leviticus 16 ), and he blessed them as from God
Wilderness - Psalm 102:6 (a) This type represents the lonely, desolate condition of the blessed Lord as He walked about among sinful men and wicked enemies on the earth
Wine - Here the largest draughts can never injure as the juice of the grape; but as Jesus gives, so may souls receive the largest portions, not only unhurt, but more blessed
Smoking - ...
Isaiah 42:3 (b) The tenderness and kindness of our blessed Lord are illustrated in this beautiful way
Paradise - Paradise is the blessed resting place with Jesus to which the penitent thief's soul was received until the resurrection of the body (Luke 23:43)
Hannah - Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and she became the mother of three sons and two daughters
Illuminati (2) - They maintained that one Anthony Buckuet had a system of belief and practice revealed to him which exceeded every thing Christianity had yet been acquainted with: that by this method persons might in a short time arrive at the same degrees of perfection and glory to which the saints and the blessed Virgin have attained; and this improvement might be carried on till our actions became divine, and our minds wholly given up to the influence of the Almighty
Achor - For, saith the Lord, from trouble like that of Achan, I will raise up comfort to my people: when from the sorrows induced by sin, under the quickening convictions for sin, and the exercises wrought in the soul, by the power of the Holy Ghost, I will bring my people into the blessed consolations of deliverance by Christ
Goliath - Oh! how blessed it is in all to behold Christ going forth "for the salvation of his people!"...
Jehovah-Jireh - This is certainly one sense of the titles, and a blessed one it is: but this is not all
Simeon - Simeon took the child into his arms, gave thanks to God, and then blessed Joseph and Mary
Symbolism, Birds in -
As emblems of the saints, birds in general are associated in art with ...
Saint Francis of Assisi
Blessed Joseph Anchieta
Saint Valentine of Rome
Past - Thus all generations call her blessed who was the mother of the Lord (Luke 1:48)
Benedicite - All Mankind, from verse 26 to the end; this last division beinga call to mankind in general—the people of Israel, Priests andservants of the Lord, Spirits and Souls of the Righteous, and all"holy and humble men of heart," to praise the Lord and magnify Himforever,—followed in Christian Worship by the Gloria Patri, as anact of high praise of the holy, blessed and adorable Trinity, madeknown to us by the Revelation of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
Holy Ghost, the - The Third Person of the blessed Trinity
Asher, Aser - And when Moses blessed the tribes before he died, he said of Asher, "Let Asher be blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil
Sprinkling - And hence, when the Holy Ghost is recording the faith of Moses, in his view, of the Lord Jesus Christ, the blessed Spirit expresseth the whole of Moses's dependance upon Christ by this one act of the ordinance appointed—"Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the first born should touch them. " (Hebrews 11:28) We find the same blessed allusion to Christ and his blood in other acts of the Jewish law
Hope - " (Ephesians 2:12) And it is very blessed to turn over the Scriptures of God, and behold the Lord Jesus Christ set forth under this endeared character, in a great variety of figures and representations, throughout the whole Bible. In him our flesh is said to rest in hope," when returning to the dust; and all our high expectations of life and immortality are expressed, in "looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the Great God, and our Saviour, Jesus Christ
Beer-la-Hai-Roi - And I beg to adore the Lord still more, in both giving her that faith, and affording so blessed an opportunity for the exercise of it. And how blessedly did the Lord, that led Hagar there, and present before her such testimonies of his watchful care over all, give her grace also, to eye the Lord's hand in the Lord's appointment. How truly blessed is it, like Hagar, when the seasoned relief, like the well at Shur, opens with such manifestations of the Lord's love, as to at the same time, the Lord's hand
Covenant - ...
Such are the outlines of this blessed covenant. And which hath all properties contained in it to make it blessed
Fruit - "Blessed shall be the fruit of thy ground and cattle. " The fruit of the body signifies children: "Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body
Outcasts - (Isaiah 11:12)...
What a blessed consideration ariseth out of this view of the outcasts both of the Jewish and the Gentile church. " And after many blessings of grace that the Lord promiseth shall be shown to Egypt in smiting and healing, it is added, "whom the Lord of hosts will bless, saying, blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of mine hands, and Israel mine inheritance
Blessing - Usually the person of higher status blessed the one of lower status (Hebrews 7:7; cf. ...
There is another word sometimes translated ‘blessed’ that refers to the happiness or well-being of a person. Such joy is a foretaste of the greater blessedness that will be theirs when they are with Christ in the day of his kingdom’s final glory (Matthew 5:2-11; Matthew 25:34; John 15:11; see JOY)
Pentecost - ...
What a vast superiority hath the true believer in Jesus in celebrating our Pentecost! This blessed festival in the church of Christ is wholly spiritual. Contemplating the first open descent of God the Holy Ghost as the first fruits of the Lord Jesus's gifts to his people in his return to glory, when he had finished redemption-work upon earth, we are taught to hail the coming of the Holy Ghost as the most blessed of all evidences, concerning the truth as it is in Jesus. (See John 14:1-31; John 15:1-27 and John 16:1-33) And again, in the very moment of his departure, he reminded his disciples of the near approach of this blessed guest. " (Isaiah 43:10)...
I have greatly swollen this article beyond my first intention, yet I cannot take leave of it without adding a short observation, just to remark how needful it must be in every follower of the ever-blessed Jesus to examine in his own heart for the evidence of his Pentecost mercy, whether that holy Spirit hath witnessed in his spirit to "the truth as it is in Jesus?"Blessed is the man that can testify to the Spirit's work in his own heart in all the offices, characters, and gifts of God the Holy Ghost. Oh, for the blessed earnest of the Holy Ghost thus to testify to his own impressions on the soul, whereby believers are "sealed unto the day of redemption!" (Ephesians 4:30)...
Advocate - " (1 John 2:1-2)...
It is very blessed to see the personal and peculiar fitness and suitability of the Lord Jesus Christ to this office, and in how endeared and affectionate a manner he is thereby recommended, and comes home with all the warmth of tenderness to our hearts. It is most blessed, therefore, to see that in the person of our Lord Jesus Christ all these different qualifications meet and centre, and shine forth in one full constellation. (Job 33:24; Isaiah 42:21; Matthew 17:5; Romans 3:25) Now, then, let me pause, and ask, Hath not this almighty advocate a right to plead for his own rights, and those of his people in him? Was it not an absolute promise, in the charter of grace, that "when he had made his soul an offering for sin, he should see of the travail of his soul, and be satisfied?" (Isaiah 53:10-11) And shall not the blessed Jesus stand up and plead for the fulfilment of those promises? Hath he, indeed, given himself as the sinner's surety "an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour?" and can he rest satisfied, till he hath brought all his ransomed people around him in glory?...
Moreover, there is one point more to be considered in this subject of Christ's advocacy, which we have not yet even glanced at, though it forms a principal object, for which the Lord Jesus carries on his high priestly office, in the court of heaven, namely, the destruction of all his enemies, and the enemies of his dear people. " I must not stay to describe what the Scriptures of God so very largely and blessedly set forth, the numberless qualities of the Lord Jesus, in his abilities, and readiness, and grace, and a thousand endearing things beside, which render him so peculiarly suited to the office. Indeed, indeed, it is most blessed to behold the Lord Jesus in this endeared character. And the gracious manner in which the Lord carries it on, is most blessed; for he makes every case which he takes up his own
Joseph And Mary - blessed among women as all the time she was; unblemished in soul and in body like the paschal lamb as she was; like the paschal lamb also she was set apart to be a divine sacrifice, and to have a sword thrust through her heart. As she stumbled on drunk with sorrow Mary must have recalled and repeated many blessed scriptures, well known to her indeed, but till then little understood. "Blessed art thou among women: blessed is she that believeth, for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. " "Blessed is she that believeth," said Elizabeth, no doubt with some sad thoughts about herself and about her dumb husband sitting beside her. "Blessed is the womb that bare Thee," cried on another occasion a nameless but a true woman, as her speech bewrayeth her, "and blessed be the paps that Thou hast sucked. " But our Lord answered her, and said, "Yea, rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God and keep it
Mourning (2) - A mourner being ‘free’ must attend the synagogue; when he appeared, the congregation faced him as he entered, and said: ברוד מינחם אבל ‘Blessed is He that comforteth the mourner. The following is the prescribed prayer before meat to be used in the house of the mourner after burial:—...
‘Blessed art thou, O God our Lord, King of the universe, God of our Fathers, our Creator, our Redeemer, our Sanctifier, the Holy One of Jacob, the King of Life, who art good and doest good; the God of truth, the righteous Judge who judgest in righteousness, who takest the soul in judgment, and rulest alone in the universe, who doest in it according to His will, and all His ways are in Judgment, and we are His people and His servants, and in everything we are bound to praise Him and to bless Him, who shields all the calamities of Israel and will shield us in this calamity, and from this mourning will bring us to life and peace. blessed art Thou, O God, the Comforter of Zion, and that buildest again Jerusalem’ (Jewish prayer-books from יודה רעה)
Devotion to the Sacred Heart - Devotion which has as its dogmatic foundation the Incarnation of the Second Person of the blessed Trinity
Avignon - He was succeeded by Innocent VI, blessed Urban V, and Gregory XI, who returned to Rome in 1377
Fourteen Holy Helpers - The group includes ...
Saint Achatius
Saint Barbara
Saint Blaise
Saint Catherine of Alexandria
Saint Christopher
Saint Cyriacus
Saint Denis
Saint Erasmus
Saint Eustachius
Saint George
Saint Giles
Saint Margaret
Saint Pantaleon
Saint Vitus
In various localities the blessed Virgin or Saint Magnus are added to the list, and in some places other favorite saints are substituted for the fourteen mentioned, e
Self-Righteousness: Destroyed by Conviction of Sin - O blessed Saviour, how blissful was the hour when all this horrid midnight of the soul was changed into the day-dawn of pardoning love! ...
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Amen - Jewish tradition states that the people responded to the priest's prayer not "Amen," but, "Blessed be the name of the glory of His kingdom for ever
Water - For as water is essentially necessary to animal life, so is the blessed Spirit to spiritual life
Peace - blessed privilege! and what a contrast to "There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked
Humble - ...
Without a humble imitation of the divine author of our blessed religion, we can never hope to be a happy nation
Baptist - What a blessed testimony to the GODHEAD and glory of Oh! that Socinians and Deists would think of it!...
Sacred Heart, Devotion to the - Devotion which has as its dogmatic foundation the Incarnation of the Second Person of the blessed Trinity
Sanctify - God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it
Scapular of the Help of the Sick - In the Church of Saint Magdalen at Rome, belonging to the Clerks Regular of Saint Camillus, a picture of the blessed Virgin is specially venerated under the title of Help of the Sick
Help of the Sick, Scapular of the - In the Church of Saint Magdalen at Rome, belonging to the Clerks Regular of Saint Camillus, a picture of the blessed Virgin is specially venerated under the title of Help of the Sick
Passing Through the Fire - ...
Oh, thou blessed Jesus! what unspeakable mercies hast thou bestowed upon thy people in bringing life and immortality to light by thy gospel! To what a deplorable state is our nature universally reduced by the fall; and how great are our privileges in the Lord in having raised up our poor nature from such gross ignorance and sin! See Moloch...
Refuge - This word is of very plain and obvious signification; and it is blessed to see in the Scriptures of truth how sweetly accommodating all the persons of the GODHEAD are brought home to the believer's heart under the figurative language of refuge. And how truly blessed is it to discover, that in his person, blood, and righteousness, as the glorious Head and Mediator of his redeemed, they are secretly and securely hid with Christ in God; so that neither law nor justice, sin nor Satan, death nor hell, the world nor the grave, can come to injure them. As the man-slayer found in this city of refuge a blessed exchange, and a safe inclosure, both under one, so soul-murderers, when taking shelter in Christ, barter their sins for his righteousness, and find peace and safety in the blood of his cross. "...
It is very blessed in reading the Old Testament Scripture, to discover in every part of it so much of the New
Feasts - The Lord made a blessed provision, by this feast, for the freedom of every poor captive in the land. And what were the feelings of the poor oppressed servant, whom the Lord hath then made free, when the mor nirgshered in the sound of the blessed, though never before heard, trumpet!...
I hope the reader will not overlook the sweetest and most interesting part of this feast of the Jubilee. ...
Doth not every regenerated child of God in honouring the Lord's day, honour at the same time the Lord's work; and while he celebrates God the Father's resting from the works of the old creation, celebrate also God the Father's work in the new creation of his precious soul in Christ Jesus? (See Ephesians 2:10) And in the celebration of the sabbath in honour of God the Son, who by his triumph over death, hell, and the grave, when he arose on that day, and manifested himself to be the resurrection and the life; doth not every regenerated child of God thereby prove, "that he is risen with Christ from dead works, to serve the living and true God?" Yea, doth he not manifest his personal interest in that sweet promise, by those acts of giving honour to his Lord, where it said, "Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection; on such the second death hath no power. ...
Reader it is most blessed thus to see and enjoy our privileges
Hell - The blessed dead are in that part of hades called paradise (Luke 23:43 )
Montmartre - For centuries Montmartre was a popular place of pilgrimage as a shrine of the blessed Virgin, and here, in 1534, Saint Ignatius and his companions, among them Saint Francis Xavier, made their vows
Church Colors - Their use may bebriefly set forth as follows: White is used on all the greatFestivals of our Lord, of the blessed Virgin, and of those Saintswho did not suffer martyrdom; it is also the color for All Saints'Day, and the Feast of St
Thieves, the Two - To be forgotten by that king seems to him now the most terrible of all punishments; to take part in the triumph of his return, the most blessed of all hopes
Jabesh (1) - David, in generous forgetfulness of his own wrongs from Saul, blessed them for their kindness to their master, praying the Lord to requite it, and promising to requite it as if it were a kindness to himself (2 Samuel 2:5-6); afterwards he removed the bones to the sepulchre of Saul's father Kish at Zelah (2 Samuel 21:13-14)
Dew - ...
On the other hand its gentle, silent, benignant influence, diffusing itself over the parched ground, represents the blessed effect of God's word and God's grace (Deuteronomy 32:2); also brotherly love (Psalms 133:3), the "dew of Hermon (i
Baruch - BARUCH (‘blessed’)
Slothfulness - ‘Our great example, the life of our blessed Lord Himself, what was it but one continual exercise of labour? His mind did ever stand bent in careful attention, studying to do good
Great Supper - As Jesus had just mentioned the reward in store for good done unselfishly at the resurrection of the just, a man exclaimed: "Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the Kingdom of God
Lunatic - " (Mark 5:7) What a sweet and endearing view it gives of Christ! Jesus is the first in every act of mercy: we cannot make our application to Jesus, however early, before that Jesus hath first applied to us by his blessed Spirit, Did the Lord withhold his blessings till we asked them, or until we had prepared ourselves for them, they would never be received at all
Field - ...
Psalm 96:12 (c) This probably is a picture of the blessed condition of this earth during the millennial reign of CHRIST
Pelican - " (John 6:53-54) These are sweet views of Jesus! blessed are the souls who are daily living thus upon him
Jael - " And Deborah, in her song of praise, pronounced Jael to be "blessed above women
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Memorial August 15, ...
Description The feast celebrates the assumption of the body of the blessed Virgin Mary into heaven upon her death
Consider - blessed is he that considereth the poor
Heaven - Hence this is called the habitation of God, and is represented as the residence of angels and blessed spirits
Patriarchs - All nations were to be blessed in Abraham
Eton College - It was founded, 1440, by Henry VI, "to show like his ancestors his devotion to the Church," to be known as "the King's College of the blessed Mary of Eton beside Windsor," and to consist of a provost, ten priests, four clerks, six chorister boys, twenty-five poor and needy scholars "to learn grammar," and twenty-five poor and disabled men "to pray for the souls of his father and mother and all his forefathers and all the faithful departed
Feed - He protects from beasts of prey, heals the diseased, gathers home the wanderer, leads the flock out to wholesome pastures, and, in short, doth the whole office of a shepherd; and doth it in such a way, and with so much love and tenderness, that they are most blessed who belong to his fold
Backsliding - One thing, however, is certain, the recovery of all backsliding is of the Lord; and his promise to his people, on this subject, is most blessed
Banner - " (Song of Song of Solomon 6:4; Son 6:10) It is very blessed to eye Christ in this most glorious character, as JEHOVAH'S banner to his people, for their waging war with sin, death, and hell
Eve - So blessed and so wonderful are the ways of our wonder-working God!...
Aaronic Priesthood - He offered up the sacrifices, and blessed the people
Hell - " (Psalms 9:17) And our blessed Lord, three times in one chapter, speaks of it in alarming terms
Jericho - There is somewhat particularly striking concerning Jericho being cursed by Joshua before the Lord, and yet that Rahab the harlot should be of this city, concerning whom such blessed things are spoken of in Scripture
Ham - God is blessed on Shem's account, and is called the Lord God of Shem
Golden Candlesticks - And when in the gospel church we behold seven candlesticks and the Lord Jesus in the discover that from the coming of Christ, when having finished redemption-work he returned to glory, he sent down the Holy Ghost in his seven-fold gifts to illumine the whole church of God with the revelation of his grace: so that the gracious office of the Holy Ghost in his unceasing agency is very blessedly set forth. For as it was the office of the Jewish high priest to trim the wicks and supply the oil, so Jesus, our great High Priest, supplies the whole by his blessed Spirit both to his ministers and people
Honey - The prophet describes the blessed effect in a very lively manner
Expiation - The day of Expiation was considered so solemn, and the office of the High Priest so sacred, that fearing he should commit an error when it was finished, and the day over, he changed his dress, blessed the people, and gave a great feast, blessing the Lord that he had come out unhurt from the sanctuary
Sister - ...
The use of 'âchôth more generally denotes female relatives: “And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them” ( Heaven - Finally, such texts as: "In My Father's house there are many mansions" (John 14), "Each shall receive his own reward according to his own toil" (1 Corinthians 3), indicate that there are various degrees of happiness among the blessed
Micah - He proclaims the coming of the Messiah, "whose going forth have been from of old, from everlasting," as the foundation of all hope for the glorious and blessed future he describes; and specifies Bethlehem in Judah as the place where He should be born of woman, Micah 5:2,3
Isaac - At the age of one hundred and thirty-seven, Isaac blessed Jacob and sent him away into Mesopotamia
Hades - 1: ᾅδης (Strong's #86 — Noun Location — hades — hah'-dace ) "the region of departed spirits of the lost" (but including the blessed dead in periods preceding the ascension of Christ)
Maran-Atha - Maranatha, Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is He that cometh, etc
Lucius (1) i - 68), Cyprian calls both Lucius and Cornelius "blessed martyrs," but probably uses the word to include confessors
Adoption - In a much higher sense, since redemption has been wrought, those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ are in the new creation sons by adoption, and the Spirit of God's Son is given them so that they can call God Abba Father, and not only be sons but know and enjoy the relationship with all its blessed privileges. Not that he enters into the full blessedness of being God's son until the future; for we who have the first-fruits of the Spirit groan within ourselves waiting for the adoption — the redemption of our body
Testimony - ...
But we meet with the word testimonies in the book of the Psalms, in a sense so peculiarly sweet and blessed, that I could not prevail upon myself to pass it by, without calling the reader's attention to it. (See Exodus 16:33-34) Now, as the whole of this service plainly typified Christ, we cannot be at a loss to discover what is meant under the term of testimonies in this Psalm, when we hear the blessed speaker saying, "Thy testimonies have I taken as mine heritage for ever, for they are the rejoicing of my heart
Be - ” Abram was already blessed, so God’s pronouncement conferred upon him a future blessedness. The use of hâyâh in such passages declares the actual release of power, so that the accomplishment is assured— Abram will be blessed because God has ordained it
Gospel, the, - It was good news to Abraham, when called out by God to be blessed by Him, to be told that he should have a son in his old age; that his seed should possess the land, and that in his Seed should all the nations of the earth be blessed
Deborah - The praise, "blessed above women in the tent (i. Yet faith is precious and "blessed" in spite of grievous infirmities, and will at last outgrow and stifle them utterly. ...
Meroz might have intercepted the retreating foe and Sisera, but is "cursed by the angel of Jehovah" for not doing so; and Jael is blessed" for her zeal, though mixed with earthly alloy
Melchizedek - Described as king of Salem and priest of God Most High ( ‘El ‘Elyôn ), who met Abraham on his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer and his allies, refreshed him and his servants with bread and wine, blessed him, and received from him a tenth of the spoil he had taken ( Genesis 14:18-20 ). He explains Melchizedek’s name to mean ‘king of righteousness,’ and his title of ‘king of Salem’ to mean ‘king of peace’; and then, arguing from the silence of the record respecting his parentage, birth, and death, describes him as ‘without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like unto the Son of God,’ and affirms him to have been greater than Abraham, since he blessed him (‘for without any dispute the less is blessed of the better’) and received from him (and through him from his unborn descendants the Levitical priests) a tithe of his spoils ( Hebrews 7:1-16 )
Garden - " (Galatians 4:26; John 10:16; Ephesians 4:4-5; Eph 5:30) And what endears the whole, and renders it most blessed is, that Christ the glorious Head, to whom the whole body is united, supplies all, justifies all, sanctifies all, and is himself the all of life and strength, and the portion to his people, in grace here, and glory hereafter. " (Song of Song of Solomon 4:15)...
And while we eye Jesus as the source of life and fruitfulness to his garden the church, it is blessed to see how very lovely the similitude of a garden, corresponds to the state of Christ's church. Jesus! I would say, let thy garden thy church be always blessed with thy presence!...
Bethesda - But this, if admitted as an argument of doubt, would go farther than the objectors perhaps intend; since the same cause of objection would equally hold good against the pool of Siloam, the resurrection of Lazarus, several of the sweet and precious discourses of Christ, his miracle of Cana, at Galilee, and very many other blessed relations concerning the Lord Jesus, which are mentioned by none of the other evangelists. ...
It is truly blessed to the believer in Christ, that his faith is not founded "in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. " The Holy Ghost hath given his, testimony to the many blessed truths in his servant John's writings, and of consequence, to the reality and certainty of this pool of Bethesda among the rest
Praise (2) - blessed art Thou, O Lord, God and King, great in praises, God of thanksgivings, Lord of wonders, who makest choice of melodious song, O King and God, the Life of all worlds. ’...
In the Kaddish the following characteristic paragraph occurs:...
‘Blessed, lauded, and glorified, exalted, extolled and honoured, magnified and praised be the name of the Holy One, blessed be He; though He be high above all the blessings and songs, hymns of praise and consolation, which are uttered in the world. ...
(c)‘Blessed is …’; especially in the phrase, ‘Blessed is he that Cometh in the name of the Lord’ (εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος ἐν ὁνόματι Κυρίου), Matthew 2:19; Matthew 23:39, Luke 4:15 Luke 13:35; Luke 19:38, John 12:13. The use of ‘blessed’ (μαχάριος) in the Beatitudes is also notable; cf
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Exodus 31:13 (a) The Sabbath was a sign of that blessed rest which would be offered in its fullness through the Lord JESUS and in His blessed Person when He came and said, "I will give you rest. ...
Chapter11:44 (b) This is a blessed sign to teach us that only JESUS CHRIST can give life to a dead sinner and only the Word of CHRIST can break open the grave and cause a resurrection. Only CHRIST JESUS can do either or both of these blessed miracles in our lives today
Passover - Those who were to partake having performed the required purification and being assembled at the table, the master of the feast took a cup of unfermented wine, and blessed God for the fruit of the vine, of which all ten drank. The master of the feast then blessed God for the fruits of the earth, and gave the explanations prescribed in Exodus 12:26,27 , specifying each particular. When all had eaten sufficiently of the food before them, a third cup of thanksgiving, for deliverance from Egypt and for the gift of the law, was blessed and drunk, Matthew 26:27 1 Corinthians 10:16 ; this was called "the cup of blessing
Rain - And the same in the moral and spiritual world, all comes from the same course in the Lord's own sovereignty and goodness; for as the sun the natural world is the first and predisposing cause, so in the moral and spiritual world it is the Sun of righteousness, from his divine operation on the hearts of his people, which brings forth the showers of grace, and induceth all the blessed effects which follow in their lives and conversation. But if the Lord puts the cry in the heavens above, and in the hearts of his re deemed below, and he that puts the cry comes forth to answer it in mercy, then all these blessed effects follow each other as the prophet hath described. And as in nature, so in grace, the Lord sends showers of grace upon his inheritance when they are weary, from the blessed cause he here assigns: I will say to them, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God?...
We hear often mention made in the Scriptures concerning the first rain, and the latter rain, in their season, (Deuteronomy 11:14) —and, no doubt, there was somewhat particularly suited and seasonable in both. But the land whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and vallies, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven; a land which the Lord thy God careth for: the eyes of the Lord thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year?" (Deuteronomy 11:10-12)...
I cannot dismiss this view of the former and latter rain without first calling upon the reader to notice a passage in the writings of Hosea, where, if I mistake not, the Holy Ghost, by his servant the prophet, hath blessedly made those springs and autumns of the rain beautifully descriptive of the person and visits of Jesus. Jesus Christ, who is as blessed to us against this calamity as he is blessed to us in the showers of rain, when he cometh to us as the "latter rain and as the former rain upon the earth
Oils, Holy - A sacramental blessed by a bishop
Forty Hours' Adoration - Consists in a solemn exposition of the blessed Sacrament during 40 hours, continual according to the "Instructiones Clementinæ" (Clementine Instructions), in honor of the 40 hours during which the Body of Our Lord is considered to have rested in the tomb
Forty Hours' Devotion - Consists in a solemn exposition of the blessed Sacrament during 40 hours, continual according to the "Instructiones Clementinæ" (Clementine Instructions), in honor of the 40 hours during which the Body of Our Lord is considered to have rested in the tomb
Forty Hours' Prayer - Consists in a solemn exposition of the blessed Sacrament during 40 hours, continual according to the "Instructiones Clementinæ" (Clementine Instructions), in honor of the 40 hours during which the Body of Our Lord is considered to have rested in the tomb
Quarantore - Consists in a solemn exposition of the blessed Sacrament during 40 hours, continual according to the "Instructiones Clementinæ" (Clementine Instructions), in honor of the 40 hours during which the Body of Our Lord is considered to have rested in the tomb
Quarant' Ore - Consists in a solemn exposition of the blessed Sacrament during 40 hours, continual according to the "Instructiones Clementinæ" (Clementine Instructions), in honor of the 40 hours during which the Body of Our Lord is considered to have rested in the tomb
Devotion, Forty Hours' - Consists in a solemn exposition of the blessed Sacrament during 40 hours, continual according to the "Instructiones Clementinæ" (Clementine Instructions), in honor of the 40 hours during which the Body of Our Lord is considered to have rested in the tomb
Michigan - The first Indians of Michigan to have the Gospel preached to them were the Chippewas living near Sault Sainte Marie who were visited by the Jesuits, blessed Isaac Jogues, and Father Charles Raymbaut, 1642, the rapids then receiving their name
Canon of Scripture - The Psalms, divided into five books to correspond with it, begin, "Blessed is the man" whose "delight is in the law of the Lord; and in His law will he meditate day and night
Meekness - ”...
The meek receive the special concern of God and are called blessed (Psalm 37:11 ; Matthew 5:5 )
Pools of Solomon - , in the wilderness of Tekoa, Jehoshaphat assembled his army in the valley of Berachah ("blessing"), and there blessed the Lord
Holy Oils - A sacramental blessed by a bishop
Great Commission, the - The Great Commission is thus linked to God's words to Abraham: that "all peoples on earth will be blessed through you" (Genesis 12:3 )
Asher - Moses' blessing gives another view of Asher, calling the tribe “most blessed,” “favored by his brothers,” and strong (Deuteronomy 33:24-25 )
Manoah - The man knew by this that it was JEHOVAH the Son, and not a created angel; and as such, he said, "We shall surely die, because we have seen God," agreeably to the Lord's own declaration, "Thou canst not see my face and live?" (Exodus 33:20)...
There is one beauty more in this transaction, and which serves to confirm this blessed doctrine, that this supposed angel was Christ; and that is, that when Manoah asked his name, the angel of the Lord said unto him, "Why askest thou my after name seeing it is secret?" In the margin of the Bible it is rendered, "seeing it is wonderful
Language - But what a decided proof is this, among may, of the overruling power of God to cause good to spring out of evil, that as sin induced a confusion of languages, grace rendered this very confusion a means for the greater display of the riches of mercy in the confirmation of the truth of the gospel; for by the confusion at Babel, and the diversity of languages that followed, what a blessed opportunity was thereby afforded, when at the day of Pentecost, the poor, ignorant, and unlearned disciples of Jesus gave testimony of the truth by conversing with the greatest fluency in no less than fifteen different languages to the different nations of the earth then assembled at Jerusalem
Publican - " (Matthew 18:17)...
It is very blessed and encouraging to discover that with all this odiousness of character, we find a Matthew and a Zaccheus eminently distingushed as partakers of the grace in Christ Jesus
Bashan - ...
BULLS OF BASHAN are figurative of strong ruthless enemies, Amos 4:1 , whom God in the coming judgement on Gog will crush, and will call for the fowls and the beasts to come and feed upon their flesh and their blood, Ezekiel 39:18 : and lastly, when the blessed Lord was on the cross, His description of His vindictive enemies includes the strong bulls of Bashan which beset Him around, and gaped upon Him with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion
Spikenard - What so humble, low, despised, and overlooked as Jesus, though the plant of renown? (Ezekiel 34:29) "There was no beauty that we should desire him"—and yet what fragrancy, like the sweet incense of his blood and righteousness, to perfume the persons and offerings of his people? So his church; what more contemptible in the eyes of the great ones of the earth?—or his gospel, what more despised and set at nought? Yet how lovely, and how fragrant, in the view of Jesus! Hear what Jesus saith,"How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse; how much better is thy love than wine, and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!" (Song of Song of Solomon 4:10) Oh, for grace to echo back to such matchless grace—While the king sitteth at his table—while his grace and the influences of his Holy Spirit, are calling forth into lively exercise those blessed principles he himself hath planted in my heart—"my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof
Crucifixion - Thus did the blessed Lord in saving rebellious man go down to the very lowest form of death
Saviour - "...
In this view of the Lord Jesus Christ as a Saviour, it is blessed to behold not only the ability, in perfection of character and completeness of work, in the person of the Lord Jesus, but also the authority by which he came and accomplished the glorious office of a Saviour
Lamech - And as from an authority which becomes unquestionable, the married state is declared to be sacred, as typical of Christ's union with his church, the abettors of double marriages would farther do well to consider, what a running counter this is to this blessed doctrine, as well as to the original appointment of heaven
Scorpion - When we consider the wilderness-state through which the Lord brought the church after coming out of Egypt, and hear what the Lord saith to his people concerning his care over them there, it is very blessed to trace a subject so abundantly interesting
Zebulun - Moses blessed the tribes thus, "Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out"; and then, classing him with Issachar, said, "They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifice's of righteousness: for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand
Adoration, Forty Hours' - Consists in a solemn exposition of the blessed Sacrament during 40 hours, continual according to the "Instructiones Clementinæ" (Clementine Instructions), in honor of the 40 hours during which the Body of Our Lord is considered to have rested in the tomb
Heaven - Sweetly doth David speak of the blessed work of assurance and grace in the soul respecting heaven, and in that assurance describes the suited preparation for it
Unction - (See Exodus 30:23)...
How holy and blessed is it to the church of Jesus now, to discover that in this unction, thus figuratively set forth in the old church, all the outlines of the Lord Jesus anointing by the Holy Ghost, and the church also in him were displayed
Mercy-Seat - Jesus is indeed the true and only propitiatory and propitiation; and what a sweet addition to the blessed subject is it, that he is "the propitiation whom God the Father hath set forth through faith in his blood!" So that our faith finds a double warrant—first, in the completeness of the propitiation itself, and, secondly, in God's appointment of it
Hosanna - For what but a divine overruling power could have produced such an effect, that in the moment their fathers, and the scribes and pharisee's were moved with indignation, those little children should join the Redeemer's train, and mingle their infant voices in the Hosanna of the multitude! And the reader will not overlook in this account, I hope, how thereby that blessed prophecy was fulfilled, and which Jesus himself explained and applied
Daniel - It is enough for us to be blessed with his ministry, in his inspired writings, while he lived, and to rest assured, that he died in the faith of that glorious Saviour, whose advent, and sufferings, and death, he was commissioned by the Lord so clearly to describe
Isaiah - But how truly blessed are the predictions of Isaiah to the believer who hath lived to see the whole fulfilled in the Lord Jesus Christ, and by the Holy Ghost is led to discover not only the correspondence between them, but his own personal interest therein
Father - " (John 8:44)...
But while we carefully attend to these distinctions, respecting the application of the name of father in Scripture it should be always kept in remembrance that the name Father is in a peculiar and blessed sense had in special reference to God, as "the father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named. (Isaiah 9:6) I refer the reader to what was said under the article Abba, for the farther view of the blessedness of this relationship
Melchiz'Edek - (king of righteousness ), king of Salem and priest of the most high God, who met Abram in the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's valley, bought out bread and wine, blessed him, and received tithes from him
Porters of the Temple - This custom may, perhaps, be alluded to in the following passage: "Behold, I come as a thief," that is, unawares; "blessed is he that watcheth and keepeth his garments," Revelation 16:15
Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost - The third person in the blessed Trinity
Blindness - blessed are the eyes that fix their adoring gaze first of all on the Redeemer
Soter, Bishop of Rome - This ancient traditional custom of the Romans your blessed bp
Good Friday - It is called Good Friday from the blessed resultsof our Saviour's sufferings, for by the shedding of His own mostprecious Blood He obtained eternal Redemption for us
Zebulun - Moses blessed the tribes thus, "Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out"; and then, classing him with Issachar, said, "They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifice's of righteousness: for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand
Second Coming, the - This message of the second coming is referred to as the blessed Hope (Titus 2:13 ). This blessed hope is to mark the climax of experience for believers when they shall see Christ (1 John 3:2-3 ), shall be transformed (Philippians 3:20-21 ), receive the crown of righteousness (2 Timothy 4:8 ; 1 Peter 5:4 ), and be made like Him (1 John 3:3 )
Unperfect - ...
I cannot close this article without expressing my wish that the faithful of the Lord's people may always use the word unperfect, instead of imperfect, when reading this most blessed verse, in this most blessed Psalm
Manasseh - When Jacob blessed the two sons of Joseph he crossed his hands so that Ephraim the younger son should have the chief blessing. And when Moses blessed the twelve tribes he spoke of the ten thousands of Ephraim, but the thousands of Manasseh
Daniel the Prophet - He requested that he and his companions might be allowed to live upon vegetable food and water for a few days, and God blessed this faithfulness and when tested they were found well nourished. God answered and blessed him, and revealed His purposes to him; gave him favour with those he served, and preserved him from the malice of his enemies
Paradise - I would only beg to observe upon that sweet promise of Jesus, in what he plainly shewed, and by his own words, in the manner of expression, that the blessedness of paradise consisted. The happiness of the poor pardoned sinner was not in the place, not simply as paradise, for this he might have been, and in the company of angels also, and yet not blessed. The voice John heard from heaven, commanding him to write "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord; from henceforth," that is, immediately, instantly, the bodies rest from their labours, until the resurrection of the just, and then the solemn events Jesus speaks of will take place
Body - The relation which God the Holy Ghost hath given, concerning the Son of God becoming incarnate, is said to the church in so many sweet and blessed words, that the soul of the believer, methinks, would chime upon them for ever. )...
This, therefore, being determined on in the council of peace, that He who undertook to redeem our nature, should partake of the same nature as those he redeemed; the next enquiry is, What saith the Scripture concerning the Son of God resuming our nature, and how was it wrought?...
The Scriptures, with matchless grace and condescension, have shewn this, and in a way, considering the dulness of our faculties in apprehension, so plain and circumstantial, that under the blessed Spirit teaching, the humblest follower of the Lord, taught by the Holy Ghost, can clearly apprehend the wonderful subject. ) But how was the Son of God to assume this body? The Holy Ghost takes up the blessed subject, and by his servant the Evangelist Luke, records the whole particular's of a conference which took place between an angel and a Virgin Called Mary, whose womb, by his miraculous impregnation, and without the intervention of a human father, was to bring forth this glorious Holy One, as the great Saviour of his people
Land, Ground - The implication here is that the ground was fruitful because Job had been faithful to God and God had blessed his land (compare Deuteronomy 28:4 ,Deuteronomy 28:4,28:11 ,Deuteronomy 28:11,28:18 ,Deuteronomy 28:18,28:33 ,Deuteronomy 28:33,28:42 ,Deuteronomy 28:42,28:51 ). God told Abraham that all the families of the inhabited earth would be blessed in him (Genesis 12:3 ). This is enigmatic: God did not tell Abraham how they would be blessed
Peniel - " (Jeremiah 32:41) Here again, supposing it is Jesus-Mediator which thus speaks, nothing can be more plain and nothing more blessed, for we know that his whole heart and soul is his people's; but concerning the Lord JEHOVAH, in his threefold character of person, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, we dare not, because we are not authorized in any part of Scripture thus to speak of him as possessing parts or passions. " (1 Timothy 1:17) Hence, When the read in the word of God that the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears open to their prayers, and that he openeth his hand and satisfieth the desire of every living thing, these expressions are literally true, as well as blessedly refreshing, considered as spoken of Him in whom it hath pleased the Father that "all fulness should dwell," and who is the Head of all principality and power; but cannot be said of JEHOVAH in his absolute nature and GODHEAD, "dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto, whom no man hath seen or can see. (John 17:2-3) Surely nothing can be more blessed than to discover Jesus thus refreshing Old Testament saints with such precious manifestations of himself, as if to shew what love he had to his church and people, and how much he longed for the time appointed when he would openly manifest himself as our glorious Head, and Surety, and Saviour. Precious Jesus! methinks I would say for myself and reader, grant many Peniel visits to thy redeemed now, and make all the manifestations of the full GODHEAD in glory to thy redeemed in heaven tenfold more sweet and blessed, by the communications in thee, and through thee, to flow in upon the souls of thy whole church in eternal happiness for ever
Fellow - How truly blessed, therefore, is the word as applied by JEHOVAH himself to the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. "...
In like manner, on the same ground, how very blessed is it to consider him who, in his divine nature, is fellow to the Lord of hosts; in his human nature, is fellow to his church and people. (Compare Psalms 45:6-7 with Hebrews 1:8-9)...
Now I beg the reader to ponder well the subject, and mark with me the blessedness and the preciousness of it. And let me ask, what can be more blessed or precious? In the one, how glorious to consider the foundation and security of all that is interesting to our hopes for the life that now is, and that which is to come
Abraham - God would bless him and make him a blessing, and bless all who blessed him and would curse all who cursed him. He refused to take even a thread of the spoil from the king of Sodom: he would not be made rich from such a source; but he was blessed by Melchisedec, king of Salem, the priest of the most high God, who brought forth bread and wine: to whom Abraham gave tenths of all. " After the death and resurrection in figure of Isaac, the unconditional promise is confirmed to Abraham that in his seed — which is Christ — should all the nations of the earth be blessed. Still the land was given to them, and when God's set time comes they will surely be brought back to their 'fatherland' and after trial and discipline will be blessed therein
Ohio - The latter blessed the first church of Cincinnati in 1819
Missouri - He blessed the first church of Saint Louis, built in 1770 on a plot allotted by Laclede, now the site of the cathedral
Gad - Moses said, "Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm with [1] the crown of the head
Baruch - ("blessed, Benedict"
Benediction - ...
In this sense benediction differs from consecration, as in the latter, unction is applied, which is not in the former: thus the chalice is consecrated, and the pix blessed; as the former, not the latter, is anointed, though in the common usage these two words are applied promiscuously
Lord, Brethren of the - Hence we may recognize the "Brethren of the Lord" as cousins of Christ, children of Mary, wife of Cleophas, and nephews of the blessed Virgin
Basket - A fourth and larger variety was employed for carrying home the produce of the fields ( Deuteronomy 28:5 ‘blessed shall be thy basket and thy kneading-trough,’ RV Pillar - ...
Revelation 3:12 (a) Here we see a type of the blessed position and condition which will be granted to the Christian who lives for GOD, honors His Name, and fulfills His requirements as mentioned in this passage
Golden Rose - A gold ornament set with gems which is blessed by the pope on the fourth Sunday of Lent, known as Laetare or Rose Sunday
Valley - It probably is a figure of the smooth, blessed life in which Christians may walk when GOD is present in power
Life - " It is most essential to our happiness, that we should have clear conceptions of this most blessed truth, so as to see and know from whence and in whom all the springs of life are. " What a world of blessedness there is in this one consideration of the Lord Jesus as the life of his people! Precious Lord, I would say, thou art indeed both the life and the light of men! Thou art in thyself the whole of their spiritual and eternal life
Shulamite - )...
And it is very blessed yet farther to trace the propriety of the name in reference to the church's connection and interest with her Lord; for she is a Shulamite indeed in the peace and perfection of beauty put upon her by the comliness and perfection of Jesus
Priest, Priesthood - " Nothing is said of his offering sacrifices, but he brought forth bread and wine, and blessed Abraham
Jewel - Tares were bound in bundles to be burned, while GOD's people were arranged together to be honored and blessed
Taste - ...
Psalm 119:103 (a) This picture represents the blessed effects upon the heart and soul of believing and loving the Word of GOD
Genealogies - ...
The prophecies, which reveal that in the seed of Abraham should all the nations of the earth be blessed, and that the Messiah was to be of the royal line of David, made it needful that the genealogies of both these lines should be preserved, as we find them given in the N
Begging - (Psalms 37:25; Mark 10:46) It should seem, by the precept delivered by Moses, that the Lord thereby intimated that there should be no poor unrelieved among them, in that the Lord had so greatly blessed Israel, that Israel would prevent the necessity of begging; though, for the exercises of their brotherly love, the poor should never cease out of the land
Dionysius, Saint, Apostle of France - Of these the blessed Dionysius, bishop of the Parisians, afflicted with many pains for the name of Christ, ended this present life under the sword
Melchizedek - When Abram returned from the slaughter of the Assyrians, in his way to Hebron, he was met at Shaveh, or King's Dale, afterward the valley of Jehoshaphat, between Jerusalem and Mount Olivet, by Melchizedek, king of Salem, the most ancient quarter of Jerusalem, a priest of the most high God, who gave him bread and wine, and blessed him in the name of the "most high God, Creator of heaven and earth;" to whom Abram in return piously gave tithes, or the tenth part of all the spoils as an offering to God, Hebrews 7:2
Seven - As to the reason of the fact, three is the signature of God, in the ever-blessed Trinity; four of the world—four elements, four seasons, four winds, etc
Letters - Thus, blessed is the man who feareth the Lord, ...
Who delighteth greatly in his commandments
Scapular - The rules concerning scapulars are: ...
the investing must be done by an authorized person
the scapular may be given in any place, to any Catholic, even to an infant
it must be worn as described above
if replaced, no blessing is required
if it is laid aside for a considerable time, the benefits are forfeited during that time
The Church has approved 18 kinds of scapulars: ...
Scapular of Mount Carmel
Scapular of Our Lady of Ransom
Scapular of Saint Benedict
Scapular of Saint Dominic
Scapular of Saint Joseph
Scapular of Saint Michael the Archangel
Scapular of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
Scapular of the Help of the Sick
Scapular of the Holy Face
Scapular of the Immaculate Conception
Scapular of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Scapular of the Most blessed Trinity
Scapular of the Mother of Good Counsel
Scapular of the Passion (black)
Scapular of the Passion (red)
Scapular of the Precious Blood
Scapular of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Scapular of the Seven Dolors
Zechariah - The book opens with a brief introduction; after which six chapters contain a series of visions, setting forth the fitness of that time for the promised restoration of Israel, the destruction of the enemies of God's people, the conversion of heathen nations, the advent of Messiah the Branch, the outpouring and blessed influences of the Holy Spirit, and the importance and safety of faithfully adhering to the service of their covenant God
Rose, Golden - A gold ornament set with gems which is blessed by the pope on the fourth Sunday of Lent, known as Laetare or Rose Sunday
Salutation - Other phrases of salutation are found in Scripture, most of them invoking a blessing: as "The Lord be with thee;" "All hail," or Joy to thee; "Blessed be thou of the Lord
re'Chab - 607, drove the Rechabites from their tents to Jerusalem, where they stood proof against temptation, and were specially blessed
Magnificat - Indeed, Luke 1:48 , ‘all generations shall call me blessed,’ seems like a reply to Elisabeth’s ‘Blessed is she that believed’ in Luke 1:45
Rest (And Forms) - ...
Isaiah 11:10 (a) This is descriptive of the wonderfully blessed condition that shall exist on the earth when all enmity, animosity and antipathy are removed. ...
Isaiah 28:12 (a) Again our blessed Lord invites His people to quit worrying and fretting about the enemy, or about any other adverse situation
Gallery - For while the church is made blessed in Christ, as her Head, which is said to be upon her "like Carmel, and the hair of her head like purple;" meaning, that Christ being the Head of his body the church, high, like the lofty mount Carmel, all the innumerable members on him beautiful as the purple coloured hair, the most lovely and valued among eastern women, the Lord praises his church with saying, "How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights! Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse! thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck. (John 14:21-22) And until that he brings them home to the marriage-supper of the Lamb in heaven, while upon earth, having espoused them to himself, he brings them by faith into his chambers, opens to them more and more of his unsearchable riches, gives a foretaste of the glory hereafter to be revealed, and by the gracious influences of his Holy Spirit, induceth all those blessed effects in the soul which the apostle Peter so delightfully describes: "Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now you see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable, and full of glory; receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls
Judge - In him is most blessedly blended the judge and the brother. " (1 Thessalonians 1:8-10) Sweet, consoling, and soul-reviving thought to the believer! Some of the blessed words Jesus will speak to his people are already upon record, and should often comfort them now, as they will ravish them then. "Then will the king say unto them on his right hand, Come ye blessed of my father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world
Lord's Supper - " There is so general an agreement among them all, that it will only be necessary to recite the words of one of them: "Now, when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve," to eat the passover which had been prepared by his direction; "and as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat: this is my body. As the passover was instituted the night before the actual deliverance of the Israelites, so the Lord's Supper was instituted the night before the redemption of man was accomplished by the crucifixion of the blessed Jesus
Navel - " (Luke 13:29)...
Now it is blessed to observe what the Holy Ghost hath said in his records of truth concerning those things. (See Haggai 2:7; Hag 2:9)...
And is there not yet an higher view of the subject, considered as to the glorious persons who are the united source and cause of our salvation? If salvation is wrought out for the church in the middle of the earth, is not the Son of God, by whom it was wrought, the middle person of the GODHEAD? And not only so, the middle person of the Holy Three in One who bear record in heaven, but the middle person, the Mediator, between God and man, as the man Christ Jesus? (1 John 5:7; 1 Timothy 2:5) And can the imagination conceive any thing more blessed and suited for the glory and happiness of the church, than that he who is the centre in all these views, should be the centre towards whom all things should move, and in whom all should centre? And hence we read, that when John saw heaven open, he saw Christ as a lamb in the midst of the throne
Sanctification - Thus it is said that when JEHOVAH had finished the works of creation, he blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it—that is, set it apart for his more immediate honor. (2 Thessalonians 2:13)...
It is most blessed and refreshing to a soul thus to trace the doctrine to its source, and behold all the glorious persons, of the GODHEAD as the united authors of it; and while we are justified freely by the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, to see also that all our sanctification is of him, and that "he is made of God to us wisdom and righteousness, sanctification and redemption, that he that glorieth may glory in the Lord. " (1 Corinthians 1:30-31)...
And were it not for trespassing too largely in this article, it would be blessed to trace sanctification through all its branches, and to discover the Lord's hand in every one. " (Jeremiah 32:40) Most blessedly, therefore, and graciously the Lord undertakes for both—I will not, saith God, and they shall not
Micah - " After all this the mountain of the Lord shall be exalted; God's People will be renewed; suffering is the road to glory; the Lord of this glory will be born in Bethlehem and His kingdom will be blessed, triumphant, and peaceful
Micheas - " After all this the mountain of the Lord shall be exalted; God's People will be renewed; suffering is the road to glory; the Lord of this glory will be born in Bethlehem and His kingdom will be blessed, triumphant, and peaceful
Cornerstone - Those who believe are blessed and those who stumble over that rock chosen by God are condemned
Book, Book of Life - In the Old Testament focus on divine reward and punishment in this life, the blessed on the list receive their blessings here and now and those stricken from the book suffer in this life, not in some eternal future
Foreknowledge of God - ...
Seeing he knows things possible in his power, and things future in his will, if his power and resolves were from eternity, his knowledge must be so too; or else we must make him ignorant of his own power, and ignorant of his own will from eternity, and consequently not from eternity blessed and perfect
Death: Differently Viewed by Different Characters - It is a blessed thing to know the Savior, and to feel that your soul is safe
Simeon - When Jacob blessed his sons before his death, he recalled the violence of Simeon and Levi, and prophesied that their descendants would be scattered in Israel (Genesis 49:5-7)
Marriage - ...
Romans 7:4 (a) This is a beautiful type of the blessed relationship which is brought about when the sinner trusts the Lord JESUS and is born again
Corn - ...
Proverbs 11:26 (c) This is a type of the blessed ministry of the Word of GOD, its promises, its assurances, and its Gospel messages, all of which are for the rich blessing of men
Ascension - ...
Above all, the ascension is a glorious fact for the blessed Lord Himself
Quails - It is a blessed thing to let God choose forms, and this will be always right, but if we will ride restive, like Jeshurun, a fall must be the consequences
Cover - blessed is he whose sin is covered
Fat - " And as these temporal blessings were the consequence of spiritual mercies, and these all founded in Christ, nothing can be plainer than that the fatness had an eye to Him, in whom all nations of the earth were to be blessed
Golgotha - "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance, incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away
Circumcision - " (Galatians 5:2) And the reason seems to have been this: The seed of Abraham, by the act of circumcision, declared that they were looking for and waiting to the coming of the promised Seed, in whom all the families of the faithful were to be blessed
Adoption - (Isaiah 44:3; Isa 59:21; Ezekiel 37:5-14; Zechariah 14:1-21) It is most blessed, when we consider the privileges of adoption, and know in ourselves that we are made, though grace, the happy partakers of it
Mount Nebo - Old Testament saints were far less blessed in this particular than New Testament believers
Christ - Anointed, a Greek word, answering to the Hebrew MESSIAH, the consecrated or anointed one, and given preeminently to our blessed Lord and Savior
Joy - The one only Man who never had to be so brought — because His delight was ever in God, as God's was in Him: He who is called a "man of sorrows" — this perfect and blessed One had His own deep joy in communion with and in dependence upon God; and He desires for His own in the world that this His joy might be theirs
Reuben - ) Moses, when he blessed the tribes (showing more their relationship with God according to His government) said, "Let Reuben live, and not die: and let not his men be few
Unity, Church - For this blessed consummation many earnest and devout menin all places and in almost every communion are using daily thefollowing beautiful...
PRAYER FOR UNITY
Jesuits - The first Jesuit to labor in Germany was blessed Peter Faber who won to the ranks Saint Peter Canisius. Jesuit congregations, or sodalities of the blessed Virgin were first instituted at Rome by a Belgian Jesuit, Jean Leunis, in 1563, and were taken up enthusiastically by his native country
Jesus, Company of - The first Jesuit to labor in Germany was blessed Peter Faber who won to the ranks Saint Peter Canisius. Jesuit congregations, or sodalities of the blessed Virgin were first instituted at Rome by a Belgian Jesuit, Jean Leunis, in 1563, and were taken up enthusiastically by his native country
Jesus, Society of - The first Jesuit to labor in Germany was blessed Peter Faber who won to the ranks Saint Peter Canisius. Jesuit congregations, or sodalities of the blessed Virgin were first instituted at Rome by a Belgian Jesuit, Jean Leunis, in 1563, and were taken up enthusiastically by his native country
Eternal Punishment - Divinely instituted penalty of endless suffering, including banishment from God's blessed presence. He uses images of darkness and separation to communicate God's rejection of unbelievers and their exclusion from his blessed presence (Matthew 7:23 ; 8:12 ; 22:13 ; 25:30 ; Luke 13:27-28 )
Tithes - So Abram (and Levi, as in Abram's loins) to Melchizedek the king priest who blessed him (Genesis 14:20; Hebrews 7:1-10). Azariah the high priest told Hezekiah: "since the people began to bring the offerings into the house of the Lord we have bad enough to eat, and have left plenty, for the Lord hath blessed His people, and that which is left is this great store" (2 Chronicles 31:10)
Isaac - Apparent discrepancies in the story, such as that Isaac, on his deathbed ( Genesis 27:1 ; Genesis 27:41 ), blessed Jacob, and yet did not die until many years afterwards ( Genesis 35:27 ), are evidently due to original differences of tradition, which later editors were not careful to remove. In Genesis 26:5 he is subordinated to Abraham, and blessed for his sake; but the two are more frequently classed together ( Exodus 2:24 ; Exodus 3:6 , Matthew 8:11 ; Matthew 22:32 , Acts 3:13 el al
Rest - "God blessed the seventh day and made it holy because on it he rested from all the work of creation he had done" (Genesis 2:2 ). ...
In Revelation 14:13-14 the heavenly voice speaks of the blessedness of those who die in the Lord and the Spirit replies: "They will rest from their labor for their deeds will follow them. ...
Finally, we note that as the Spirit of the Lord rests on the Messiah (Isaiah 11:2 ), so in the new covenant, "If you [7] are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you" (1 Peter 4:14 )
Society of Jesus - The first Jesuit to labor in Germany was blessed Peter Faber who won to the ranks Saint Peter Canisius. Jesuit congregations, or sodalities of the blessed Virgin were first instituted at Rome by a Belgian Jesuit, Jean Leunis, in 1563, and were taken up enthusiastically by his native country
Mary - She was "blessed" or signally favored "among women," as Jael was "blessed above women," Judges 5:24 Luke 1:28 ; but Christ himself declares that a higher blessing belongs to those "that hear the word of God and keep it," Luke 11:27,28
Nazarene - And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail! thou that are highly favoured, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou among women. (See Isaiah 7:14) This, in my view of the subject, is most blessed indeed!...
Under a fourth particular, the reader will find this great event most strikingly shadowed out in the instance of Samson, the type of Christ, and especially in this feature of character as a Nazarite. " (Mark 1:24) Next we find the apostles giving in their testimony to the same blessed truth, John 1:45 "We have found him (saith Philip) of whom Moses in the law and the prophets did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. (Acts 2:22) So again, when he healed the cripple at the gate of the temple, the blessed words he used were, "In the name of Jesus of Nazareth. Hail, thou precious blessed Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth! Blessings for ever be on the head of him that was separated from his brethren! Verily, "thy father's children shall bow down before thee:" here, and to all eternity, thou shalt be called the Nazarite of God!...
Abraham - It seems that Abraham assumed that Ishmael was to function in that capacity, but when this was denied he acknowledged the Lord's will obediently, and awaited in faith the fulfillment of the promise that all the nations of the earth would be blessed in him (Genesis 18:18 ). ...
The prophecy whereby all human families would be blessed (or "bless themselves") came to fruition in the work of Jesus Christ, the Messiah of God, who was the long-promised descendant of Abraham (Matthew 1:1 ; Galatians 3:16 ). This privileged group is blessed by the assurance of God's love and his saving power that sustain all who trust in him. The atoning work of Christ on Calvary, achieved by a man as fully obedient to God's commands (Philippians 2:8 ) as Abraham ever was, has released a flood of divine grace upon an undeserving world, and has brought the blessed fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23 ) into the believer's life
Priest - For the High Priest of JEHOVAH must be as JEHOVAH himself, a Priest for ever; whereas, (as the Holy Ghost blessedly speaks by Paul, Hebrews 7:23-24) those priests were not suffered to continue, by reason of death; but this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. But it is the blessed consideration to the church, that the personal and peculiar fitness of the Lord Jesus, and the fulness of fitness in him, and in him only, is what endears him both to JEHOVAH and to his people in this express office of character. ...
The Scriptures are full of information on this most blessed point. " (Hebrews 5:4-6)...
Thus called, consecrated, and sworn into his office, by the oath of the almighty appointer, it is most blessed to behold how the Lord Jesus, in every point of view, comes up to this high character, and by the union of both natures carries on and perfects the gracious office of our High Priest and Intercessor. It will be always profitable to read the Scriptures of God concerning earthly priests, while we keep in remembrance that all and every one of them appointed by the Lord were never considered higher in all their ministry than as types of the ever-blessed Jesus
Brother - —When the law enjoined tenderness, and the relief to the brother waxen poor, here we behold the law of JEHOVAH, and Jesus the law fulfiller blessedly obeying it among his brethren, "If thy brother be waxen poor, and hath sold away some of his possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it, then shall he redeem that which his brother sold. " (Leviticus 25:25-35)...
Who is the brother waxen poor, having fallen into decay, and sold away some of his possession, but our poor ruined nature; ruined by the fall, and by sin, having sold away our possession? And who is the brother to whom the precept is given, and by whom it hath been fulfilled, and is fulfilling, but the Lord Jesus Christ? Who but him could redeem our mortgaged inheritance? Who but him had a right so to do, as the nearest of all kin, and the most compassionate of all relations? And do observe in those gracious precepts how blessedly provision is made, in this almighty Brother's obedience to this precept, for all the relations of Jesus, both Jew and Gentile; "Yea, (saith the command of JEHOVAH,) though he be a stranger, or a sojourner, that he may live with thee. " (Ephesians 2:11-12) blessed for ever be the almighty Lawgiver for enjoining those precepts! And, blessed for ever be the almighty Law fulfiller for his complete obedience to them! And blessed for ever be the almighty Author of Scripture for recording these things, and both bringing my soul acquainted with them, and causing me to believe them, to the divine glory and my soul's joy! And ought it not to be added, by way of rich consolation to every believer's heart, that Jesus our Brother is still carrying on the same blessed purposes, and fulfilling the precept even now in heaven? Jesus is still the Brother; for though his state is changed, yet not his nature
Begotten - The eternal generation of the Son of God as God, is declared in Scripture as a most blessed reality; and as such, forms an express article of our faith. The distinction is essential, that we may not confound things, and thereby lessen our proper conception of the Son of God, "one with the Father over all, God blessed for ever. " And it is no less most blessed and interesting to behold the Son of God thus begotten of the Father, the God-man Mediator, when, for the gracious purposes of salvation, he stood up in his covenant character, that he might be both the head of union and of fulness for communication to his people in grace, and in glory, for ever. And I beg of him farther to pause and remark with me, the wonderful grace manifested to creatures, such as we are, in the Lord's giving such blessed manifestations of himself
Hosanna - ’...
The simplest form of the Palm Sunday greeting occurs in Mark 11:9 and John 12:13 ‘Hosanna! blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord,’ which really was the cry of the people
Oregon - The settlers in the Willamette valley had already built a log church in anticipation of his coming, and on January 6, 1839, the first Mass was offered and the church blessed under the patronage of Saint Paul, the village subsequently receiving the same name
Catholic Church Extension Society of England And w - Nine English pilgrimages are also conducted annually: ...
Canterbury
Chelsea (Blessed Sir Thomas More)
Chichester
Glastonbury
Hastings
King's Lynn (the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham)
Padley Wood
Saint Albans
York
The Guild of Ransom engaged in outdoor preaching for some 30 years before the Catholic Evidence Guilds were established
Canticle of Canticles - It is an allegorical poem which expresses: basically, the predilection of the Lord for the Chosen People; prophetically, the betrothal of Christ with His Church; universally, the love of God for a devoted soul; accommodatively, in the liturgy of the Church, the delight of God in the soul of the blessed Virgin Mary
Keilah - blessed be Jehovah, for He hath shown me His marvelous kindness in a strong city," the very description of Keilah
Reader - That this function was known in very early times is indicated also by Revelation 1:3, where public reading is unmistakably indicated, because it is associated with hearing by others: ‘Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear,’ etc
Christianity - shall all families of the earth be blessed" (Hebrews 10:1-106; Genesis 22:16), still awaited its fulfillment, and the law came in as the parenthesis between the promise of grace and its fulfillment in Christ the promised "seed
Excommunication - The Jews had three forms of excommunication, alluded to in Luke 6:22 by our Lord, "blessed are ye when men shall separate you from their company (the Jewish niddui , for 30 days), and shall reproach you (the second form, cherem , for 90 days (See ANATHEMA), Judges 5:23), and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake" (the third form, shammatha , perpetual cutting off): John 9:34-35 margin; compare 1 Corinthians 5:3-43; Exodus 30:38; also John 12:42; John 16:2
Uzzah - Contrast the blessed effect of the touch of faith toward the ark's Antitype, Jesus (Matthew 9:20-22; Mark 5:25-34)
Gentiles - The covenant from the first with Abraham contemplated that "in his seed all the nations of the earth should be blessed" (Genesis 22:18)
Albany - In its earliest period the missions included in its territory were under the tutelage of Quebec and were ministered to by the Jesuits, among them blessed Isaac Jogues
Guild of Our Lady of Ransom - Nine English pilgrimages are also conducted annually: ...
Canterbury
Chelsea (Blessed Sir Thomas More)
Chichester
Glastonbury
Hastings
King's Lynn (the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham)
Padley Wood
Saint Albans
York
The Guild of Ransom engaged in outdoor preaching for some 30 years before the Catholic Evidence Guilds were established
Well - Water may represent blessed promises, in which relief and refreshment are found
Shepherds - ...
Reader, the offence of the cross is not yet ceased, and blessed is it for Christ's people it never will
Sceptre - Of one thing I am very sure: the Old Testament well as the New, is full of Christ; and it is blessed to catch a glimpse of him in places where we least expected
Tower - For in this gospel day to which the whole refers; he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David, and the house of David shall be as God, as the Angel of the Lord before them, (Isaiah 22:22-25; Zechariah 12:8) It is very blessed to behold Jesus using such strong and beautiful figures to shew his people's union and oneness with him, and their everlasting safety and security in him
Tree - (Revelation 22:2) Amidst a thousand beauties included in this lovely figure, how blessed is it to see that in his person, the life, the fruit, the healing, the shadow of his branches, the everlasting root, the verdure of his leaves, all, and every one, are beautifully described as figurative of temporal, spiritual, and eternal blessings in Jesus. For as the church of Jesus, though but one, and the only one of her mother, (Song of Song of Solomon 6:9) is in both worlds, the river of Jordan only separating in place, but not in union; Jesus is equally the life of both, and gives blessedness to the body below as well as happiness to the society above
Beryllus, Bishop of Bostra - He conceived heretical views as to the person of our blessed Lord, to consider which a synod assembled at Bostra, a
Poetry - " Isaiah 30:16 ,...
Other stanzas are called 'antithetical,' in which the second half is the reverse of the first: as...
"The memory of the just is blessed:...
But the name of the wicked shall rot
Zerubbabel - " The name Zerubbabel has been interpreted both 'dispersed in Babylon,' and 'blessed in Babylon
Hospitality - " (Deuteronomy 10:19) But how infinitely higher are the motives enforced in the consideration, that Jesus, the heavenly stranger, came to visit us in our ruined state, and so journeyed among us as a wayfaring man for a little space, that we might dwell with him for ever! And how blessed also, on the other hand, is the consideration, that when this divine Samaritan, as a stranger, passed by, and saw our whole nature robbed and plundered by the great enemy of souls, he took us up, and brought us to the inn of his church and ordinances, and hath there commanded us to be well taken care of until his second coming, when he will recompense every minute act of kindness shewn us for his sake! Such views of Jesus enforce hospitality indeed, in the highest extent, and compel by a motive of the most persuasive nature
Messenger - (Malachi 2:7; 2 Kings 16:7) The infinite graciousness and condescension of the Lord Jesus in this character, serves therefore to recommend and endear him yet more to our heart; and blessedly Jesus speaks of it to his disciples. " (Matthew 10:27-28) And it is most blessed indeed, to behold the Lord of life and glory thus engaged in all offices, and filling all characters, relating to his mediatorship
Enemy - 14:20: “And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand
Dan - ...
When Jacob blessed his sons he said, "Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel
Simeon - Simeon took the child in his arms, gave thanks to God, and blessed Joseph and Mary
Solomon, Song of - It is an allegorical poem which expresses: basically, the predilection of the Lord for the Chosen People; prophetically, the betrothal of Christ with His Church; universally, the love of God for a devoted soul; accommodatively, in the liturgy of the Church, the delight of God in the soul of the blessed Virgin Mary
Song of Solomon - It is an allegorical poem which expresses: basically, the predilection of the Lord for the Chosen People; prophetically, the betrothal of Christ with His Church; universally, the love of God for a devoted soul; accommodatively, in the liturgy of the Church, the delight of God in the soul of the blessed Virgin Mary
Wealth And Materialism - Further, we are told that God blessed Isaac; and he became very rich (Genesis 26:12-14 ). Job, too, was blessed by God, and his wealth increased greatly (Job 42:12 )
Lily - But while this distinction is never to be lost sight of, but thankfully preserved in the recollection, it is very blessed to see, that from our union with him, and interest in him, such as Jesus is so are we in this world. " (Micah 7:2; Mic 7:4) How truly blessed is it thus to prove the doctrine of Christ by testimony, and yet more when a child of God discovers, through the Holy Ghost, his own personal interest in it
Ammi - And the close of this same chapter, (if the reader will compare what is there said, with the sixth and ninth verses of the former chapter, he will find) becomes a blessed confirmation of the whole subject, for it explains wherefore it was, that the Lord thus remonstrated with his people. where the charter of grace runs in those delightful words, In thee shall nations be blessed
Mark, Gospel by - The exclamations here do not speak of Him as king, but as of their 'father David:' "Hosanna; blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: blessed be the kingdom of our father David that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest
Marriage - It might have been thought that God would not have blessed the issue of these unions, but He did: there is no record of any law having been given on this subject. blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb
Olives - Luke, who says that our Lord led out his disciples "as far as Bethany, and lifted up his hands, and blessed them. And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up to heaven," Acts 1
Hope, Hope - , as in Titus 2:13 , "the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ;" cp. ...
In the NT three adjectives are descriptive of "hope:" "good," 2 Thessalonians 2:16 ; "blessed," Titus 2:13 ; "living," 1 Peter 1:3
Jew - During fifty generations of the children of Adam the family of this man, or rather the descendants of a part of it, "elected according to the purpose of God," Romans 9:11, enjoyed exclusive privileges; to the Israelites alone "pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises, whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed forever. "The gospel preached unto Abraham," before the giving of the law: "In thee shall all nations be blessed" was the first proclamation "that God would justify the heathen through faith. Two thousand years after the promise was made to him; in thy seed shall all the families and all the nations of the earth be blessed
Dove - ...
In art it is the emblem of the following saints, ...
Saint Agnes of Rome - woman with a dove holding a ring in its beak
Saint Ambrose of Milan
Blessed Ambrose Sansedoni of Siena - Dominican with a dove (the Holy Spirit) whispering in his ear as he preaches
Saint Augustine of Hippo
Saint Basil the Great - the dove is near the supernational fire that indicates descent of the Holy Spirit on Basil
Saint Colman of Lindisfarne - the name Colman means dove
Saint Colomba of Rieti - Dominican tertiary with a dove indicating the Holy Spirit
Saint Dathus - chosen as bishop when a dove descended on him and those present took it as a sign
Saint David of Wales - as proof of the truth of his preaching, a dove settled on his shoulder as he spoke