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Catholic Word of the Day: DISCALCED, 01-16-14
| from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
Posted on 01/16/2014 7:36:21 AM PST by Salvation
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Barefooted. A term applied to religious congregations of men and women who are unshod or wear sandals, such as the Discalced Carmelites, Augustininans, and Clerks of the Holy Cross. It was introduced into the West by St. Francis and St. Clare as a form of austerity. (Etym. Latin discalceatus, unshod, barefoot.)
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TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
And I thought it was just the Carmelites. Learn something every day.
posted on 01/16/2014 7:36:21 AM PST
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posted on 01/16/2014 7:40:10 AM PST
("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
I didn’t know sandals didn’t count as shoes.
posted on 01/16/2014 8:37:55 AM PST
(Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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