Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 33: MOURNING

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MOURNING

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Beatrice mourns the

Vicissitudes of the church

As seen in pageant

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NOTE: The pageant of church history in Canto 32 is mainly about the vicissitudes of the church. Beatrice mourns these, as do the seven ladies. Four ladies are symbolic of four virtues from classical antiquity — Prudence, Temperance, Justice, and Fortitude, The other three ladies are symbolic of three Christian virtues — Faith, Hope, and Charity.

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https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/07/dantes-purgatory-canto-33-retelling-forest-of-eden-purgation-completed/

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