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  • adj. spirally twisted

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Formed into or like a spiral; twisted like a corkscrew. See cut under sasin.


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  • We are to accomplish this by displaying the very godliness in us that is a gift from God, spirated by the Holy Spirit, first to Christ, and then to us through Baptism into Christ.

    Part I: Piety the Gift

  • St. Thomas takes the enumerated list of the gifts, and the description of the spirated nature of the gifts directly from the Old Testament Book of the Prophet Isaiah, 11:2-3.

    Part I: Piety the Gift

  • These elements are crucial in understanding the full import of piety as a spirated virtue by the enlivening power of the Holy Spirit in our lives, designed to assist us in becoming more fully one in and with Christ.

    Part I: Piety the Gift

  • Although both "come from" the Father, who is their sole fons et origo, the Son is "begotten" and the Spirit is "spirated"; so, aside from what, exactly, that difference consists in, we must say that there is a difference.

    The filioque V: replies to objections

  • Let us go back to Isaiah and point out that in the scriptural list of spirated gifts there are two mentions of fear: 1) Fear of the Lord, and 2) a quick understanding, or delight in the Fear of the Lord.

    Part II: Piety the Savory Gift


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