It is therefore possible to identify two distinct sets of clerical attitudes towards these saints and their perceived role in influencing knightly piety: one that regarded the warrior-saints primarily as pious exemplars, the other that regarded them as potent intercessors
Within the post-Reformation parallel discourses of drama and religion the female intercessor
is incredibly important, but she also undermines masculinity and is consequently presumed to be promiscuous because of her influential strength.
could be associated with any denomination but had to agree with the following statement: "I believe in God.
Inaugurated by PNG's Governor-General, the aim of Operation Brukim Skru was to field teams of intercessors
to pray at polling places for the Holy Spirit's intervention in warding off evil influences, such as corruption, in political life.
11) The radicality in death of a human being's acceptance of God's offer of self-communication is the possibility of the saints' role as intercessors
He asked us to pray for the people of Cuba and to remember that history is determined by intercessors
This is a fascinating study of how Saint Sebastian was transformed from ordinary martyr with no connection to the plague to one of the premier intercessors
against the disease, with attention paid to issues of depicting and viewing beauty, health, and medicine, as well as religion, suffering, and the community.
He points out some of their problems they observed: the tension in religious images between an avenging God and the host of heavenly intercessors
, the contradiction in parish life between Christ the life-giver and the clergy who took money from the poor for their services.
A group of members could be recruited, for example, to serve as the congregation's intercessors
for a year and then meet during that year to deepen their understanding and experience of prayer.
Since both Nicola da Tolentino and Bernardo Tolomei were known as intercessors
against the plague and other "Soccorso" images were connected with the plague, it can be hypothesized that the Maria del Sochorso may have been commissioned in response to an epidemic, perhaps the "Great Plague of Milan" which killed 280,000 persons in 1629-1631.
from all over the world stood up and prayed together for the nations.
This study was limited, however, because the number of intercessors
(ie, the dose of the intervention) was not controlled and the numerical specifics of multivariate analysis were not reported.