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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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FLEUR-DE-LIS

A symbol of the Blessed Virgin Mary. A medieval emblem in France representing the lily as a symbol of purity. Often seen in Annunciation representations and on wall hangings connected with Marian shrines.

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