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1910 New Catholic Dictionary


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Emblem of Our Lord, who could gaze undazzled upon the glory of God, the Father, as an eagle at the sun. Associated in art with

  • Saint Augustine of Hippo as a symbol of inspiration
  • Saint Cuthbert, who was fed by an eagle
  • Saint Florian, whose corpse was protected from abuse by an eagle
  • Saint John of the Cross as a symbol of inspiration
  • Saint John the Evangelist as a symbol of inspiration and the Holy Ghost
  • Saint Juan Diego, whose birth name means "the eagle who speaks"
  • Saint Medard, who was sheltered from the weather by a hovering eagle
  • Saint Ruggero of Canne, who was sheltered in his travels by an eagle
  • Saint Servatus, who was sheltered from the sun by an eagle while he travelled as a pilgrim
  • Saint Wencelaus

It was used by early Christians as the sign of Baptism.

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Entry for 'Eagle'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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