Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 10: Exemplum of Humility

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EXEMPLUM OF HUMILITY

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Annunciation

Mary could have been made proud

Instead, handmaiden

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NOTE: On the first story of the seven-story mountain, repentant sinners purging pride learn exempla of humility. For example, Mary could have been proud when she learned that she would give birth to Christ. Instead, she called herself a servant — a handmaiden — to God.

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https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/12/dantes-purgatory-canto-10-retelling-first-ledge-pride-purgatory/

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