Popular piety  

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Popular piety (or popular religion, personal piety) refers to religious practices that arose and occur outside of the official Church. Typically the term is used within the context of the Catholic church, the practices are generally accepted and allowed. Forms of popular piety can be seen from the earliest Christian communities through the Middle Ages and into the present day.

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