Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 3: EXCOMMUNICATED

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Engraver: Auguste Doré

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EXCOMMUNICATED

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sheep without shepherds

the excommunicated

lack priests to help them

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NOTE: Dante and Virgil see a group of excommunicated souls who move slowly like sheep who lack shepherds to keep them moving. Although these souls were excommunicated, they sincerely repented their souls and they will eventually reside in Paradise.

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https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/05/dantes-purgatory-canto-3-retelling-prepurgatory-the-excommunicated/

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