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Consecration

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Meaning to make sacred, it is an act by which the profane is dedicated to the gods. It differs from a blessing in that it is irrevocable, constituting a transformation in the essence of the item or person. Repetition would be unnecessary. In this sense, any area used by Witches remains consecrated even after the ritual is over, the circle has been opened, and the participants have left.

Consecration is done with water to which salt has been added (making it "holy water") and with incense. It can also be done with holy oil, or chrism.

Witches consecrate all their working tools, such as the athamé, sword, wand, pentacle, the circle in which they meet and the participants within that circle. Anything and anyone so consecrated is dedicated to the service of the gods.

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This book is, therefore, recommended for all Christians who are desirous of living consecrated lives according to the dictates and command of God.
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Very few who visit it, however, are familiar with the story behind the basilica or the devotion to which it is consecrated, and even many historians fail to understand why during the early years of the Third Republic the Sacred Heart was central to a cultural and political struggle over French national identity.
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Augustine went to Arles in France to be consecrated as " bishop of the English, " then returned and, with Ethelbert's support of his mission, baptized ten thousand converts the same year.
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2 celebrating the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, which the church marks as the World Day for Consecrated Life.