intercession intercession  /ˌɪn tər ˈsɛ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a prayer to God on behalf of another person
  2. (n) the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.)

Usage(s):

  1. The final step of canonization full sainthood will require proof of an additional miracle achieved through the intercession of Newman's spirit.
  2. Since miracles at Lourdes are all ascribed to the intercession of the Virgin Mary, it is not caught up in the saint-making process, which some believe the Pope has running overtime.
  3. We giggle nervously at the rewards bin Laden says a martyr will receive in paradise--marriage to 72 virgins, divine intercession on behalf of 70 relatives.

News

  1. John Paul II a step closer to sainthood

    A Vatican commission has approved a miracle attributed to John Paul II's intercession
    on June 20, 2013     Source: CBS News

  2. John Paul II moves a step closer to sainthood; canonization possible in autumn

    VATICAN CITY — Pope John Paul II has moved a step closer to sainthood. A Vatican official says a commission of theologians approved a miracle attributed to his intercession, clearing a key hurdle. The case now goes to a commission of cardinals and then Pope Francis.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. John Paul II moves a step closer to sainthood

    VATICAN CITY—Pope John Paul II has moved a step closer to sainthood. A Vatican official says a commission of theologians approved a miracle attributed to his intercession, clearing a key hurdle.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Denver Post

Quotes

  1. First, you are called to pray daily for your leaders: "I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone -- for kings and all those in authority" (I Tim.
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: the Apostle Paul Source: Associated Baptist Press

  2. "We've used the intercession quite strategically to make sure that we are connected to Canadians' concerns, their hopes, their aspirations," said Clement. "That's a perfectly appropriate thing for a government to do."
    on Feb 4, 2010 By: Tony Clement Source: CTV.ca

  3. Vatican City (AsiaNews) - "We start today a new year and Christian hope takes us by the hand. We start it by invoking the divine blessing upon it and imploring, through the intercession of Mary Mother of God, the gift of peace, for our families,...
    on Jan 1, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: AsiaNews.it

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