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1910 New Catholic Dictionary
The title of a person who has been declared heroic in virtue during the investigation and process leading to canonization of a saint. The virtues are the Theological Virtues of faith, hope and charity and the Cardinal Virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance. Saint Bede was called Venerable soon after his death, the first instance of the title.
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Entry for 'Venerable'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ncd/​v/venerable.html. 1910.