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Ecclesia

"In the Roman basilica of Santa Sabina, site of the motherhouse of the order of Friars Preachers, the remains of a fifth century mosaic can be seen. It depicts two women, each with a book in her hand and beneath each is an inscription: Ecclesia ex Circumcisione on one side, Ecclesia ex Gentibus on the other. It provides evidence that even in the fifth century the Church was seen to be composed of two essential constituents: Jews and Gentiles — reconciled by the Cross of Jesus, gathered together as one people by Baptism. "

I'm proofreading my scan of Bruno Hussar's book "When the cloud lifted" for republication.

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