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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In the medieval church, a portion of the eucharist reserved from a previous consecration, which was brought to a priest about to celebrate mass.

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  • I have a nagging suspicion that he's adding the fermentum, the little piece of the host that the priest drops into the chalice after consecration and fraction.

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  • Curabitur metus diam, fermentum sed lobortis sit amet, volutpat nec dui.

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  • In vino veritas, perhaps, but not in fermentum beer.

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  • But other bacteria found in traditional, spontaneously fermented milks— Lactobacillus fermentum, L. casei, and L. brevis, for example—as well as L. plantarum from pickled vegetables, and the intestinal native L. acidophilus, do take up residence in us.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • But other bacteria found in traditional, spontaneously fermented milks— Lactobacillus fermentum, L. casei, and L. brevis, for example—as well as L. plantarum from pickled vegetables, and the intestinal native L. acidophilus, do take up residence in us.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • In consequence of this practice the early fathers often speak obscurely of the B. Sacrament, and call it bread and wine and _fermentum_ after the consecration, though they clearly teach the _faithful_ the doctrine of the real presence [6].

    The Ceremonies of the Holy-Week at Rome

  • Rome at one time it was the custom of the pope to send a part of the consecrated bread to the priests in the titular churches that all might be united in offering the same sacrifice so that this fermentum, as it was called, might in spiritual sense leaven the whole mass of the faithful, make them one with the pope in faith and worship.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • As a sign of the unity of the entire mystical Body of Christ with the pope as its visible head, acolytes transported to the priests of each titulus the Blessed Sacrament (fermentum) that had been consecrated by the pope.

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  • As a sign of the unity of the entire mystical Body of Christ with the pope as its visible head, acolytes transported to the priests of each titulus the Blessed Sacrament (fermentum) that had been consecrated by the pope.

    Latest Articles

  • As a sign of the unity of the entire mystical Body of Christ with the pope as its visible head, acolytes transported to the priests of each titulus the Blessed Sacrament (fermentum) that had been consecrated by the pope.

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