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1910 New Catholic Dictionary


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(Latin: propitiare, to render favorable, to appease)

  • In general the appeasing or placating of an angry person.
  • Theologically, one of the three fruits of every good work, the other two being impetration and merit.
  • One of the four ends of the sacrifice of the Mass; this end regards man.

The propitiatory power of the Mass extends to "sins, punishments and satisfactions" for the living, and punishments for the departed.

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Entry for 'Propitiation'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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