limina limina

Definition(s):

  • (n) the smallest detectable sensation

Usage(s):

  1. The Vatican tradition called the ad limina requires a Pope to meet privately and individually every five years with the presiding bishop of each of the world's 1,949 dioceses.
  2. Yugoslav bishops easily gained travel permits to attend the Vatican Council or make their normal ad limina visits to the Pope.

News

  • Austrian bishops cheerful after ad limina visits

    In the next day or two we will carry a story from the incomparable Vienna-based journalist Christa Pongratz-Lippitt about Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn experience with Pope Francis last month during the Austrian bishops “ad limina,” the visits all bishops must have with the pope every five years.
    on February 5, 2014     Source: National Catholic Reporter

Quotes

  1. "We wish for all Catholics, through prayer and solidarity, to feel a part of the ad limina visit, which confirms and celebrates that which we profess each week when we express our belief in the 'one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church',"...
    on Mar 7, 2004 By: Francis Carroll Source: CathNews

  2. The Pope spoke these words during the "Ad Limina' visit by the bishops. Many parishes in Brazil do not celebrate Mass every Sunday because of an insufficient number of priests-a great challenge for the largest Catholic country in the world. Of all...
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Rome Reports

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