"An Agnus Dei
is a small piece of beeswax stamped with the image of a lamb and cross. It is
solemnly blessed by the Pope with special prayers for those who carry it about
their person in honor of Our Blessed Redeemer, whom we call the Lamb of God, Who
taketh away the sins of the world. The wax is usually covered with silk or some
The term 'Agnus Dei'
may also refer to a prayer at
Agnus Dei, qui
tollis peccata mundi... (Latin for
"Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world...")
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