Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Dictionary

A modern dictionary of Catholic terms, both common and obscure. Find accurate definitions of words and phrases.

Search:

Or browse the dictionary by selecting a letter!
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

AGONY

Extreme suffering. In Gethsemane, Christ's agony was so severe that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood (Luke 22:44). (Etym. Greek ag_nia, struggle, anguish.)

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Church Fathers: St. Justin Martyr 4 hours ago
Zooming toward Easter 5 hours ago
Why homosexuals need not worry over the Indiana law 6 hours ago
Cardinal Marx’s Devastating Misconception of the Church 7 hours ago
Insights on the enigma that is Pope Francis March 27

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope announces Jubilee: a Year of Mercy CWN - March 13