Abbreviations

b/c Back cover
CP Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ (Passionists)
CSSp Congregation of the Holy Spirit under the protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Spiritans)
CSsR Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists)
CVI Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament
DD Doctor of Divinity
DMinStuds Doctor of Ministry Studies
ff. And the following pages
FSC Brothers of the Christian Schools (Christian Brothers or Lasallians)
MA Master of Arts
Melb. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
n.d. No date (of publication)
NSSS Novice of the Blessed Sacrament Congregation
NY New York
OMI Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (Oblates)
OP Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
OSB Order of St Benedict (Benedictines)
OSF Order of St Francis (various) (Franciscans)
PHD Doctor of Philosophy
Rev. Diocesan priest or brother
SDB Salesians of St John Bosco (Salesians)
SJ Society of Jesus (Jesuits)
s.l. No stated location for publisher
SM Society of Mary (Marists)
s.n. No stated name of publisher
Sr Sister
SSS SSS Societas Sanctissimi Sacramenti (Society of the Blessed Sacrament)
This is the original title of the institute given by the Founder on the 13th of May 1856. The 1917 revision of the Code of Canon Law, however, determined that all institutes of simple vows were to be classified henceforth as “congregations” in order to distinguish them from institutes of solemn vows traditionally known as “orders.” To avoid the loss of the original and now long familiar acronym, SSS, the authority of the time chose the simple solution of changing the official name of the institute to Sacerdotes Sanctissimi Sacramenti (Priests of the Blessed Sacrament). A further change took place in the wake of the Second Vatican Council. In the light of the changed sensibility of the time this name was no longer felt to be appropriate since the institute had always consisted in fact of non-ordained as well as ordained members.
In consequence the official name adopted in the institute’s 1984 Rule of Life is Congregatio Sanctissimi Sacramenti (Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament) while the acronym SSS remains unchanged even if it has now lost its referent.
It should be noted that some authors with the designation SSS in this work are no longer members of the Congregation.
SSS  Servantes du Saint Sacrement (Servants of the Blessed Sacrament)
The French designation for females of the religious congregation founded by Eymard.
ThD Doctor of Theology
STD Doctor of Sacred Theology

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