Catholic Culture Overview
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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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Blessing or something blessed. The word was used in early Christian times for a benediction, and also for a blessed object, especially bread. It still refers to the pain bénit that is sometimes blessed in Church and either eaten there or taken home. Eulogia can likewise mean the Holy Eucharist. (Etym. Greek eulogia, praise; literally, good speaking.)