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CFL 4: The Allegorical Sense
Episode 49th January 2021 • Catholic Foundation Library • Michael Joseph Mouawad
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Catholic Foundation Library #4

In paragraph 116, the Catechism of the Catholic Church says that "we  can acquire a more profound understanding of events by recognizing  their significance in Christ; thus the crossing of the Red Sea is a sign  or type of Christ's victory and also of Christian Baptism." This is what the allegorical sense of Scripture stands for: Understanding the literal passage as it applies to Christ.


  • In  John, Chapter 3, Jesus compares himself to a serpent of bronze. What did he mean? Find out how the allegorical sense helps us to understand this text.
  • Find out why Moses did not lead the Israelites into the Promised Land.
  • Learn to see the Face of Jesus in the Old Testament.