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GESTA

Literally "events." Sometimes applied to the stories of the life and death of the martyrs. They pertain to individual martyrs, as distinct from a martyrology, which is an official register of Christian martyrs.

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

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