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confessor

1. Christianity Chiefly RC Church a priest who hears confessions and sometimes acts as a spiritual counsellor
2. History a person who bears witness to his Christian religious faith by the holiness of his life, esp in resisting threats or danger, but does not suffer martyrdom
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A letter written by one Dom Mathurin to Jeanne de Boubais at the beginning of her term of office states, "if Dom Gilbin [the confessor of the convent of Marquette] had the zeal and spirit of God as your pater [confessor Guillaume de Bruxelles] does, [the nuns of Marquette] also would now be successfully reformed, as you are.
For the religious minded, there's Saint Peter, Father Confessor or Holy Sacrament.
In dealing with sins against conjugal chastity, the confessor should "avoid demonstrating lack of trust either in the grace of God or in the dispositions of the penitent" by demanding "impossible absolute guarantees of an irreproachable future conduct," it said.
Edward the Confessor Church in Westminster; three children, Barbara Ellen (Cashes) Elliot and her husband Roger of Clearlake, CA, Brian Charles Cashes and his wife Carol Ann of Biloxi, Mississippi, and David Joseph Cashes of Clinton; her grandchildren, Jason Krueger and his wife Jennifer of Philadelphia, PA, Derek Sean Cashes of Biloxi, Mississippi, Christopher Kyle Cashes of White Springs, Fl, Sean Michael Casey of Portland, OR; two great-granddaughters, one great-grandson; one brother, Joseph Pfister III and his wife Maureen of Holden; one sister, Catherine Connolly and her husband Joseph of Harwich; one aunt, Ann Pfister of Middle Village, NY; a sister-in-law, Joan LeDuc of Maynard; and several nieces and nephews.
Finally, a concession was made to have a Polish-speaking confessor available once a month, and the blessing of Easter food baskets, a cherished Polish Catholic ritual, was begun.
Edward the Confessor Church, a former member of the Sons of Italy, and a Red Cross Blood donor for many years.
The fact that she claimed to experience ecstasies, to have stigmata, and to experience bleeding from her side; her "wearing ribbons and fancy hats and crimson skirts" (79); and the rumors that her father confessor spent the night in her room (on top of the bed) were clearly problematic issues.
Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, the Westminster Historical Society, and the Westminster Womans Club.
5 million pilgrims, Pope John Paul beatified 27 martyrs and one confessor of the faith.
He was a father confessor for a lot of the players.
Visitors to the new site, called The Confessor, will be invited to make confessions either in their own words or in the form of set texts used by Christians.
One thinks of Maximus the Confessor or Symeon the New Theologian.