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  • For vacare deo and for the amazingly encouraging comment.

    Vacare Deo

  • Including the fact that even the smallest details can be very overwhelming if you neglect vacare Deo.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Cleanthes, and those excellent philosophers have ever done, to sequester themselves from the tumultuous world, or as in Pliny's villa Laurentana, Tully's Tusculan, Jovius 'study, that they might better vacare studiis et Deo, serve God, and follow their studies.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [37] Inter excerpta (spuria) ed.Lips. 1770, p. 1004: si vis vacare animo, aut pauper sis oportet, aut pauperi similis.

    The Following of Christ.

  • * [357] Otiosum non est vacare Deo; inimo negotiorum omnium hoc est

    The spiritual guide which disentangles the soul / by Michael de Molinos ; edited with an introduction by Kathleen Lyttelton and a note by H. Scott Holland.

  • Collegiis Canonicorum et Monasteriis, cui operibus publicis vacare incumbit ...

    Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino

  • Quicum ego postmodo super iis pensionibus sermonem habui, cognovique sic in animo Regem habere ut duo Cardinales cum Romæ fuerint, videant, qui potissimum digni hâc Regiâ sint liberalitate; in eosque quum quid in Regno Galliæ ecclesiasticum vacare contigerit ex meritis uniuscujusque pensiones conferantur.

    The Reign of Henry the Eighth, Volume 1 (of 3)

  • You have a competent and easy fortune --- are generally respected --- may, in your own phrase, vacare musis, indulge yourself in the researches to which your taste addicts you; you may form your own society without doors --- and within you have the affectionate and sedulous attention of the nearest relatives. ''

    The Antiquary

  • To take only the fifth letter, we find this passage: Doleo enim quando audio quosdam improbe et insolenter discurrere, et ad ineptian vel ad discordias vacare, Christi membra et jam Christum confessa per concubitus illicitos inquinari, nec a diaconis aut presbyteris regi posse, sed id agere ut per paucorum pravos et malos mores, multorum et bonorum confessorum gloria honesta maculetur.

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 2

  • In the fourth place, the canon law itself speaketh for the argument which we have in hand: _Non licet iniquas observationes agere calendarum, et otiis vacare Gentilibus, neque lauro, aut viriditate arborum, cingere domos: omnis enim haec observatio paganismi est.

    The Works of Mr. George Gillespie (Vol. 1 of 2)

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  • hard to translate into English - perhaps 'engaged freely' , 'unoccupied' and/or 'made empty' catches some sense of its meaning

    September 27, 2011