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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Asceticism

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(Greek: askesis, exercise)

Spiritual exercises in the pursuit of virtue. Its object is the attainment of Christian perfection, the rules and principles of which are formulated and expounded by ascetical theology.

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Entry for 'Asceticism'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/a/asceticism.html. 1910.

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