Penitence Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Penitence

  1. Act of Contrition prayer of atonement said after making one’s confession. [Christianity: Misc.]
  2. Agnes, Sister former Lady Laurentini; a penitent nun. [Br. Lit.: The Mysteries of Udolpho, Freeman, 4]
  3. Ancient Mariner telling his tale is penance for his guilt. [Br. Poetry: Coleridge “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”]
  4. Canossa site of Henry IV’s submission to Pope Gregory VII (1077). [Eur. Hist.: Grun, 140]
  5. Dimmesdale, Arthur Puritan minister publicly atones for sin of adultery. [Am. Lit.: The Scarlet Letter]
  6. Dismas (Dysmas) in the Apocryphal gospels, the penitent thief. [Christianity: Benét, 274]
  7. Elul sixth month of Jewish year; month of repentance. [Judaism: Wigoder, 174]
  8. Flagellants groups of Christians who practised public flagellation as penance. [Christian Hist.: NCE, 959]
  9. Henry IV (1050–1106) Holy Roman Emperor who begged forgiveness from the Pope at Canossa. [Eur. Hist.: Benét, 456]
  10. Julian, St., the Hospitaler for having mistakenly killed his parents, atones by becoming a beggar and helping the wretched. [Christ. Leg.: Attwater]
  11. Mary Magdalene abjectly cleans Jesus’s feet with tears; dries them with her hair. [N.T.: Luke 7:37–50]
  12. Nineveh townspeople repented for wickedness by fasting and donning sackcloth. [O.T.: Jonah 3:5–10]
  13. Pelagius the Repentant, St. dancing-girl converts to solitary, saintly ways. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 272]
  14. penance Catholic sacrament, whereby the penitent is absolved of sins by the confessor. [Christianity: NCE, 2096]
  15. sable black fur represents repentance. [Heraldry: Halberts, 37]
  16. sackcloth and ashes traditional garb of contrition. [O.T.: Jonah 3:6; Esther 4:1–3; N.T.: Matthew 11:21]
  17. scapegoat sent into wilderness bearing sins of Israelites. [O.T.: Leviticus 16:8–22]
  18. Scarlet Sister Mary seeks divine forgiveness in night of wild prayer. [Am. Lit.: Scarlet Sister Mary]
  19. skull always present in pictures of Mary Magdalene repenting. [Christian Art: de Bles, 29]
  20. Tannhäuser seeking salvation, takes pilgrimage to Rome. [Ger. Opera: Wagner, Tannhauser, Westerman, 211]
  21. Tenorio, Don Juan after sinful lifetime, eleventh-hour repentance saves his soul. [Span. Lit.: Don Juan Tenorio]
  22. Theodosius (346–395) Roman Emperor; did public penance before St. Ambrose. [Rom. Hist.: EB, 18:272–273]
  23. Twelve Labors of Hercules undertaken as penance for slaying his children. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Hall, 148]
  24. violet Christian liturgical color; worn during Lent and Advent. [Color Symbolism: Jobes, 357]
  25. Yom Kippur most sacred Hebrew holy day; the day of atonement. [Judaism: NCE, 182]