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Catholic Dictionary

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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The order of the universe eternally in the mind of God, foreseeing each of its creatures, their diversity and hierarchy, activity and interrelationship, and how they serve their respective purpose in accordance with the divine will.

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