Hair Shirt

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Hair Shirt

An informal term for an austerity measure. The term derives from shirts made of animal hair that religious figures have worn as a sign of penance. Austerity measures are adopted to make up for (or even to do penance for) excessive government debt.
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But the site goes on to note, "Within this spirit, numeraries and associates (celibate members) sometimes practice traditional Catholic penances such as using the cilice and discipline." ("Discipline" is a corded whip some members use to strike themselves on the back and buttocks.
"The daily workout I do at the gym is far more uncomfortable than the cilice," he says, also mentioning that Mother Teresa used a cilice.
on the cilice 376, associated with Thomas d' Angleterre).
The cilices are worn two hours a day and apparently they come in single or triple row spikes.
In regard to mortification, for instance, no contemporary religious, to my knowledge, was ever asked to wear the cilice (a knotted band of rough wool worn tightly around the thigh during specified periods) or once a week to inflict upon herself 33 vigorous blows on the buttocks.
In Dan Brown's book, it's portrayed as a murderous cult whose members take part in self-flagellation and wear a cilice - a belt tightened around the thigh with metal prongs pointing inwards.
But what about the barbed cilice belt worn round the thigh to stop impure thoughts.
Similarly, a devotional treatise circulated in the colony, advocated the practice of rituals such as "fasts, disciplining, [wearing of] cilices, [and] praying with arms outstretched in the form of a cross (rezar en cruz)" (Larkin, p.
Estas escenas se ven representadas en cilices, ritones, crateras y picheles.