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Other historians maintain that it was Pope Innocent X who recognized the lay confraternity of Santo Cristo Jesus Nazareno to strengthen devotion on April 20, 1650.
The confraternity sought recognition by the Church, but as they were incorporating folk rituals and beliefs the Church hierarchy found unorthodox-the use of anting-anting (talisman), folk superstition, cultism-they were suppressed.
The Congregacion de la Buena Muerte, an elite confraternity at the Templo de San Felipe Neri, was founded in 1710 in Mexico City.
In 1483, not long after his arrival in Milan, Leonardo was commissioned in company with two local brothers to complete the painted decorations for a large architectural and sculpted altarpiece for the Confraternity of the Immaculate Conception.
Fehleison admirably conveys the agency of these groups in negotiating and defining sacred and secular spaces as they took part in such Catholic festivities and sacraments as confraternity processions and the Mass respectively.
When I think about religion at all, I feel as if I would like to found an order for those who cannot believe: the Confraternity of the Fatherless one might call it, where on an altar, on which no taper burned, a priest, in whose heart peace had no dwelling, might celebrate with unblessed bread and a chalice empty of wine.
However, within the framework of the confraternity, the bondsfolk worked concertedly to bury their dead in an honorable and reverent manner, and this contributed to their social cohesion and solidarity as a people.
In Lost Girls, Terpstra zeroes in on one confraternity with an unusually grassroots approach to rescuing teenaged girls from the street.
The reason the concept of a group of laypeople gathering in their homes for prayer outside of Sunday Mass wasn't so foreign to me may have something to do with the fact that when I was growing up, my mother was a member of a local Confraternity of Christian Mothers.
agrees with Gabriel LeBras that the 17th century was the second great age of the confraternity, despite clerical efforts to reduce their influence.
Misericordia: Schooling and the Confraternities" describes the role of the most important and wealthiest confraternity in Bergamo, the Misericordia Maggiore, in education.
The Confraternity of Guanacaste, an environmental group, in late October filed an injunction against Hotel Riu for allegedly cutting down mangrove trees during construction of the 701-room hotel.