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  • n. Plural form of penitential.


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  • Flowchart: Medieval sexual decisionmaking for penitentials - Boing ...

    Boing Boing

  • Flowchart: Medieval sexual decisionmaking for penitentials

    Boing Boing

  • On the present festive occasion he emerged from his room, when the blithe bells were going, the picture of misery, in a full suit of Sunday penitentials.

    Great Expectations

  • Particularly, how thou proceededst in thy reformation-scheme; how Mowbray and Tourville go on in my absence; whether thou hast any chance for a wife; [I am the more solicitous on this head, because thou seemest to think that thy mortification will not be complete, nor thy reformation secure, till thou art shackled;] how the Harlowes proceed in their penitentials; if Miss

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Picture of two rakes turned Hermits, in their penitentials.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • In the morning we were both at our penitentials; I cried very heartily, he expressed himself very sorry; but that was all either of us could do at that time, and the way being thus cleared, and the bars of virtue and conscience thus removed, we had the less difficult afterwards to struggle with.

    Moll Flanders

  • Irish and English missionaries to the Continent carried penitentials, manuals for the instruction of priests, containing a list of sins and recommended penances; penitentials played a large role in the conversion of pagan peoples.

    3. Ireland

  • As regards the kinds and content of writings forbidden in ancient times, we find among them, besides apocryphal and heretical books, forged acts of martyrs, spurious penitentials, and superstitious writings.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • This is one of the earliest of the penitentials and belongs to the

    A Source Book for Ancient Church History

  • There is, however, no known connection between the earliest penitentials of the

    A Source Book for Ancient Church History


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