- Popular piety
Popular piety (or popular religion, personal piety) refers to religious practices that arose and occur outside of the official Church. Typically the term is used within the context of the
Catholic church, the practices are generally accepted and allowed. Forms of popular pietycan be seen from the earliest Christian communities through the Middle Agesand into the present day.
* [http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/ccdds/documents/rc_con_ccdds_doc_20020513_vers-direttorio_en.html Directory of Popular Piety and the Liturgy] , Vatican City, 2001. Contains a history and examples of popular piety.
* [http://www.uwo.ca/english/florilegium/vol2/boyle.html Boyle, Leonard E. "Popular Piety in the Middle Ages: What is Popular?"] Florilegium 4 (1982), 184-193.
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