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While not covering John Wesley specifically, I should note that for a very long time mass was done in latin only, for Catholic Church, that was up to Second Vatican Council in the 1960s. As a result, some people would thus consider latin as the language to talk with God. And even if just whispering a Pater Noster, someone overhearing it might only pick that ...


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From the Wikipedia article on the subject: Though Wesley favoured celibacy rather than marital bond, he married very unhappily at the age of 48 to a widow, Mary Vazeille, described as "a well-to-do widow and mother of four children." The couple had no children. Vazeille left him 15 years later. John Singleton writes: "By 1758 she had left ...


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I answered this question before the OP changed it to John Wesley. ================================================================== I could find no mention of a wife in the various articles available on line regarding John Wycliffe (1320 - 1384). However there is an account of his being exhumed that his body might be desecrated (by being burned and his ...


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