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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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A symbol of purity. Virgin saints, e.g., St. Joseph, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Catherine of Siena, and St. Gertrude have a lily for their emblem. Signifying virginity, it is one of the primary symbols of Mary the Blessed Virgin, especially in the Annunciation scene.

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