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Catholic Word of the Day: HYSSOP, 11-13-12
| Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
Posted on 11/13/2012 7:24:01 AM PST by Salvation
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A plant of unknown identity, mentioned in the Scriptures. Found in Egypt, Sinai, and Canaan, it was used to sprinkle the blood of the paschal lamb or victims of sacrifice. It is referred to in the Psalm Miserere and in the Church's prayers.
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Also mentioned in one of the Gospels.
posted on 11/13/2012 7:24:05 AM PST
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posted on 11/13/2012 7:28:45 AM PST
("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
Would be interesting if this plant was in the sage family. Sage long used to purify.
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