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GRAVE

An excavation in the earth for the burial of a corpse usually in a coffin and sometimes also in an outer wooden or concrete box or vault. The Church requires the blessing of all graves in which the faithful are buried.

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

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