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The solemn transporting of the rlics of a saint from one shrine to another, where they have a final resting place. The former liturgical feast of the Holy House of Loreto was also called a translation. and the same term is applied to transferring a feast to another date, as when it falls on a sunday, or a cleric is said to be transferred from one ecclesiastical office to another.

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

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