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intercession

1. the act of interceding or offering petitionary prayer to God on behalf of others
2. such petitionary prayer
3. Roman history the interposing of a veto by a tribune or other magistrate
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Ideal husband, nurturing father, industrious worker and provider, humble believer, all-powerful intercessor for Spanish kings and indigenous converts alike: St.
Holy articles like the rosary, the miraculous medal, and the scapular remind us that she is our constant intercessor and invite us to prayer as well.
There is no witness of our belief that it is through faith in Jesus who is our intercessor that our prayers are presented to God.
The reader is reminded that "The intercessor cannot tell another's story until she gets in touch with her own story and sees the interconnections" (p.
Given the superlative terms in which he has described the Venerable John Henry Newman, it is perhaps not surprising that the Pope concludes by praying that this sure and eloquent guide in our perplexity "will also become for us in all our needs a powerful intercessor before the throne of grace.
In Mary, we can find a loving mother, true intercessor, and an advocate before the Lord.
She infuses strength into the many who are threatened with physical and spiritual deaths; she is intercessor in their hardships--in the deceptions, thefts, and the death cults of our times.
The portrait diptychs commissioned by men move away from the Virgin's incarnational role and emphasize instead her power as intercessor.
McMorrow admits that when faced with a particularly difficult decision, she often turns to God, sometimes praying to her deceased husband as an intercessor.
Instead of approaching her story chronologically, Jansen divides her work into topical sections, which identify the development of different aspects of the cult: the Magdalen's embodying of a hybrid of the viae contempliva and activa; her role as "Apostle of the apostles" (apostola apostolorum); her position in the penitential system as the ultimate intercessor for sexual sin; and her late-medieval role as patron of motherhood and guardian of pregnant women.
It means, first of all, that the Church is officially presenting Sister Faustina as a powerful intercessor with our Merciful Saviour and as a model for us to imitate.
Before the Reformation, Jesus was seen as judge and Mary as intercessor.