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    Mary’s purity is real, the piece is also able to prove to the audience that this is true. It does this through the help of the allegorical characters of Doubt, Sin, Contemplation, and Faith to name a few. It would appear that these pieces help the author better understand what is happening and feel closer to the play, because everyone feels and experiences these. But, Perez wants to show that an analysis of this play will show that de Vega used The Virgin for more than just her purity. She believes that de Vega used Mary’s purity and character as something that could bring a community together, to find common cause and have faith in it together. It was important to not discriminate but to work together and further the faith of the Immaculate Conception in the Spanish…

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    representing the three aspects of her perpetual virginity. Her flower is a rose; the flowers turned to roses in the story of Guadalupe, there were two yellow roses at her feet in Lourdes, and people who are around her presence reports smells and sightings of roses. Catholics believe in these apparitions and the promises of Mary’s word as well as her intercession for prayer creating a special and unique relationship with her. Catholics ultimately believe that Mary is no doubt the Mother of God.…

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    religions might do. For instance, this essay will explore the differences and similarities between the fiction book “The Gospel According to Jesus Christ” by José Saramago and the gospels in the New Testament. In Catholicism, sex is seen only as a mean of reproduction and only permitted within marriage. Sex in catholicism is also not supposed to be pleasurable.It should also be mentioned as well that within catholicism, everyone is born with the original sin, which is an “hereditary stain…

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    (Madonna, Religious). The depiction of this dogma, described above, requires less thought to dissect. However, each dogma after the next becomes harder to comprehend and illustrate. The second Marian dogma is Mary’s Perpetual Virginity. This teaching refers to Mary being ever-virgin even after the birth of Christ. The most common representation of this dogma would be the nativity scene or the annunciation, when the angel Gabriel visits her. The two remaining dogmas focus on the picture Mary…

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    the magician who appears on stage at Le Grande Cirque de St. Vite is none other than Paul Dempster, shrouded in secrecy under the cloak of his alias “Faustus Lagrande”. Missing his wallet after the show, Dunny safely assumes that Faustus was the thief of his wallet- an assumption that is later proven appropriate. Dunny finds his next great adventure when he travels to Holland to meet the Bollandists, which proves to be a journey in which he finds further enlightenment and knowledge of saints.…

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    Saint Bernadette was born into a poor family. When Bernadette was 14 years old, Bernadette and two of her friends went to get firewood because it was the winter and they needed to light a fire. They decided to get wood at Massabielle, a dump, and they had to go through a cold stream. Bernadette couldn’t go through the water because she had a cold. While Bernadette's two friends went through the water Bernadette was visited by a beautiful lady. The beautiful lady said she was the immaculate…

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    In his novel, Star of the Sea, Joseph O’Connor recounts the story of the people on the ship, Star of the Sea, as they make the perilous journey across the Atlantic Ocean from Ireland to America in search of a better life. However, the individuals aboard the ship are corrupt and deceitful, but one character, Mary Duane, remains unscathed by the sin surrounding her. Thus, in the novel, Star of the Sea, Mary Duane serves as the hero of the story. For a hero to begin their journey, he or she must…

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    Jane Eyre is a novel whose main theme could be debated as being religion. The statement that the novel is an “anti-Christian novel” has a good basis as there are clearly anti-Christian sentiments expressed at various points in the novel primarily through the characters like Jane and Helen, Brocklehurst, and Mrs Temple. Jane herself, the protagonist within the novel, is the character that seems to hold the most anti-Christian philosophy and resentment for those who are followers of the religion.…

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    During my early Christian life, I often wondered how does the God look like? I heard people saying testimonies that God spoke to them, they heard the voice of God. But really, Does God speak like normal humans? For me, God is beyond my expectations and he is extraordinary. After reading the article “The Ineffability of God” by Ron Rolheiser, I could easily relate most of the parts mentioned in the article to my life that is, I always escape from thoughts about God’s appearance because I’m…

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    When the shell built by childhood and innocence becomes removed, it’s as if for the first time an individual can truly see the limitless boundaries of the horizon. For Elie Wiesel in his work, Night, his boundaries lied at the edge of his hometown of Sighet. At age 16, Elie wanted to expand his horizons by strengthening his relationship with God, and although his father was against Elie taking up spirituality, he went and found himself a tutor in Moishe the Beedle. Months into their lessons, the…

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