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

CROWN

An emblem of royalty, honor, and victory. Found most frequently in representations of Christ as King, illustrative of his majestic power, and of Mary as Queen of Heaven, where she is crowned above all the angels and saints. A crown of glory in ecclesiastical usage symbolizes those saints who have won their race and are now reigning triumphant with Christ.

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

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

Recent Catholic Commentary

Links to the past 4 hours ago
Fetal tissues and vaccinations; are you part of the problem? 9 hours ago
The mystery of conversion, always deeply rooted in Divine mercy 10 hours ago
Vatican delegations ought to avoid the rhetoric of the world. 13 hours ago
Church Fathers: St. Irenaeus of Lyons, Part II July 29

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days