Cure of souls


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See Cure, n., 2.

See also: Soul

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Tyke, a zealous able man, who, officiating at a chapel of ease, had not a cure of souls too extensive to leave him ample time for the new duty.
He was down, with his young wife and little family, at his Cure of Souls.
Having studied for the Catholic priesthood, I knew that this form of service was often called cura animarum, the cure of souls or care of the soul.
He main-rained a rigorous cure of souls, and of course, one of Fuller's most lasting legacies is his indefatigable work, holding the rope and bearing the administrative load for William Carey's mission in India.
THE CURE OF SOULS P6&7 ONE year ago premature twins Katie and Mazie had just a brief glance at their mother before they were whisked to a hospital 90 miles away.
The Bishop makes his appointment and grants the Cure of Souls (that's the expression) to the new man.
For now they were made physicians of bodies; only later will they be entrusted with the cure of souls, because, as of yet, the Spirit had not yet been given.
The clergy were the most sharply demarcated: before the Reformation they were an estate, separate from the once military and now landed aristocracy and gentry and from the third estate of lay citizens, dedicated to serving God first and only secondly representing the community by prayer and supplication more than by preaching and the cure of souls.
Although Bascape's curriculum was grounded in Latin grammar and literature, its objectives were in essence practical, designed to fill the diocese's need for priests capable of administering the cure of souls.
Old, priest -- new, doctor; cure of souls -- cure of bodies.
He has received the cure of souls in the parish but he's not likely to make progress without co-operation between himself and those he has been sent to cure.