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Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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BIRTHDAY

The liturgical custom since ancient times of celebrating the death of a saint as his or her birthday in eternal life. The two exceptions are the nativity of the Blessed Virgin (September 8) and of John the Baptist (June 24).

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