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Sct. or St. - Leonhard - 07-21-2015

Someone noticed I used Sct. instead of St. when referring to a saint. For instance Sct. Pope John Paul II. Its actually a small error, since its the danish way of writing it. Its short for Sancta, as in Sancta Maria, Sancta Michael, etc...

I kept at it and only noticed it recently, but I've considered continuing the practice because its visible a short of the latin rather than of 'saint'.

What's your thoughts?

Re: Sct. or St. - Renatus Frater - 07-21-2015

I think in Latin the abbreviation is “S.”--e.g., S. Joseph, sponsi BMV.

But I don't mind your “Sct.” or your other danish stuff :P

Re: Sct. or St. - Poche - 07-21-2015

It is not correct usage in the English language.

Re: Sct. or St. - jovan66102 - 08-03-2015

(07-21-2015, 11:20 PM)Poche Wrote: It is not correct usage in the English language.

I write in English and when I reference a female French Saint, e.g. Jeanne 'dArc, I preface her name with Ste. Same with Spanish Saints such as Teresa de Avila, I use Sta.