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Generosity

Abbé Constantin
self-sacrificing priest; curé of Longueral. [Fr. Lit.: The Abbé Constantin, Walsh Modern, 105]
Amelia
takes interest in Paul. [Br. Lit.: Dombey and Son]
Antonio
lends money gratis. [Br. Lit.: Merchant of Venice]
Appleseed, Johnny
(John Chapman, 1774–1845) gave settlers apple seeds and a helping hand. [Am. Hist.: Hart, 146]
Baboushka
female Santa Claus on Feast of Epiphany. [Russ. Folklore: Walsh Classical, 50]
Befana
female Santa Claus who comes at Epiphany. [Ital. Legend: Walsh Classical, 50]
Bountiful, Lady
benevolent, beneficent, but a bit overbearing. [Br. Lit.: Beaux’ Stratagem, Espy, 129]
buffalo
heraldic symbol of unselfishness. [Heraldry: Halberts, 21]
bull
heraldic symbol of magnanimity. [Heraldry: Halberts, 21]
Burchell, Mr.
gave to the poor. [Br. Lit.: Vicar of Wakefield]
Cinderella
feeds beggar whom sisters scorn. [Ital. Opera: Rossini, Cinderella, Westerman, 120–121]
Dāna
almsgiving to poor, giftgiving to priests. [Hindu Rel.: Parrinder, 72]
Ephron
tried unsuccessfully to give Abraham free burial-ground. [O.T.: Genesis 23:10–16]
Hood, Robin
robbed rich to help poor. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]
Maecenas
to poets, esp. Virgil, as a patron. [Rom. Hist.: Espy, 123]
Nicholas, St.
bringer of presents to children on Christmas. [Folklore: Wheeler, 327]
Rosie
could not deny love to anyone. [Br. Lit.: Cakes and Ale]
Salvation Army
(officially called Volunteers of America) organization devoted to helping unfortunates. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 443]
Santa Claus
gives gifts to children on Christmas. [Folklore: Walsh Classical, 50]
shmoo
ham-shaped beast that laid eggs, provided milk, and happily gave its flesh to the hungry. [Am. Comics: Li’l Abner]
Trot, Tommy
sold bed to buy wife a mirror. [Nurs. Rhyme: Opie, 416]
Twelve Days of Christmas
presents increase with each day of Yuletide. [Am. Music: “Twelve Days of Christmas” in Rockwell]
Twm Shon Catti
Welsh Robin Hood. [Welsh Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1110]
Unferth
offers Beowulf finest sword in kingdom. [Br. Lit.: Beowulf]
Vincent de Paul, St
. worked and gave prodigiously of himself to poor. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 337]
widow’s mite
poor woman’s contribution of all she had. [N.T.: Mark, 12: 42–44; Luke 21:2–4]
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In my retreat with the Gumaca clergy last week, one of the things that struck me was the generosity of parents who gave their sons for the priesthood, who gave not only one or two, but even three of their sons for the Lord!
The inclusion of some others is surprising, but totally justifiable, including George Michael (wonderful, anonymous kindness and generosity), Usain Bolt and Edmund Hillary.
At the center of Fitzpatrick's argument is the concept of generosity, defined not as an act or a value, but as a practice -- an ongoing orientation toward the world that informs personal decisions and institutional structures.
"Thanks to the generosity of Tesco shoppers over the festive season, we have enough long-life food to provide meals to those helping people in need across the UK.
"Thanks to the generosity of Tesco shoppers over the festive season, we have enough longlife food to provide meals to those helping people in need across the UK.
"The generosity that Starr showed him blossomed into a wonderful friendship, and a professional relationship as well," Coffin said.
"Her generosity will provide hope to so many people affected by cancer and deliver improvements in cancer care that would have been impossible otherwise.
This is the moment the birds and animals feel that their amazingly generous friend is going to retire and they are to hide shut in a safe corner with a hope that they will again be able to see and feel the warmth of generosity in the universe.
THE Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland is calling for people to nominate their unsung heroes, who donate money and time to worthwhile causes, but rarely have their generosity recognised publicly.
During this time, our Lord Jesus Christ is calling us to offer ourselves to Him by means of charity and generosity as 'the generous will be blessed, for they share their food with the poor' (Proverbs 22:9) because 'whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward them for what they have done' (Proverbs 19:17).
A study conducted by a group of neuroeconomists from the University of Zurich found that people who showed generosity were happier than people who acted in a selfish way.
Meanwhile three more ships MOL Generosity, Maud and Maritime Riyal with Containers, Coal and Palm oil also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during last 24 hours.