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RENEWAL

Renovation in the sense of restoring a practice, custom, or institution to its original meaning or purpose. Used by the Second Vatican Council expecially of the spiritual renewal of religious communities, byu a return to their Gospel foundations, the charisms of their founders, and the sacred traditions of their history.

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

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