almsgiving


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almsgiving

(ˈɑːmzˌɡɪvɪŋ)
n
the making of charitable donations, giving alms
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Noun1.almsgiving - making voluntary contributions to aid the poor
giving, gift - the act of giving
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The officiating priest was just finishing mass whilst D'Artagnan was looking at Bazin; he pronounced the words of the holy Sacrament and retired, giving the benediction, which was received by the kneeling communicants, to the astonishment of D'Artagnan, who recognized in the priest the coadjutor* himself, the famous Jean Francois Gondy, who at that time, having a presentiment of the part he was to play, was beginning to court popularity by almsgiving.
11); to the Rules for the Discernment of Spirits, for Thinking with the Church, and for Almsgiving (chap.
The end pursued by means of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving is to be eternal, aimed at the eschatological vision of the kingdom that pervades Jesus' preaching.
Though the teachings of Jesus seem to favor an ideal of almsgiving that does not calculate the social benefit that one may enjoy from successfully cultivating a good reputation (Matt.
The lead investigators will also attend services in each of the country's four archdioceses as part of "penitential activities" sponsored by Irish bishops, which include "prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
Mathilda's almsgiving was so extravagant that Otto dismissed her from his court, fearing she'd bankrupt him.
Fasting and almsgiving, which, together with prayer, the Church proposes in a special way during the Lenten Season, are suitable means for us to become conformed to this "gaze.
Such almsgiving was incumbent upon both bishops and wealthy lay Christians.
It is modeled on the prevalent notions of Jewish piety, which understood individual moral response to God as borne principally in almsgiving, prayer, and fasting.
Cultivating a bountiful spiritual life makes good use of Lent's traditional tools of fasting, almsgiving, and prayer.
The Five pillars of the Muslim faith are: Faith, Prayer, Fasting, a Pilgrimage to Mecca and Almsgiving.
Kaltner offers features one would expect in an introductory book on Islam: a history of Mohammed and early Islam, the distinction between Suni and Shi'i Islam, and the well-known five pillars (profession of faith, prayer, almsgiving, fasting, and pilgrimage).