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Thanks to God. One of the responses in the eucharistic liturgy, e.g., at the end of Mass. Also a phrase used in some religious communities to begin or conclude a community exercise, such as reading or speaking at table.

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

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