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FIVE WOUNDS

Devotion to the Passion of Christ by concentrating on the wounds he suffered in his hands and feet and pierced side. A favorite devotion with many great saints, a Feast of the Five Wounds is celebrated in some countries on the fourth Friday of Lent. It also finds expression in the Anima Christi, with the invocation to Christ "Within your wounds hide me."

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

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