For his part, Mortenson has remained in seclusion and released only opaque statements, mainly through his charity.
He added that there was an unlimited edition in titanium at $12,000 and that the profits were to go to a charity set up by Koons.
However, St. Peter referred to the “kiss of charity,” and St. Paul wrote, “Salute one another with a holy kiss.”
The woman told the charity she had been held against her will for more than 30 years.
The common ground beneath all this callous craziness is a belief that charity begins at home.
The organization of works of charity was soon actively pursued.
I die in charity with fool and knave, Secure of peace at least beyond the grave.
It is not charity to give these men the opportunities for which they strive.
It was not only in his book, but in his mind, that orthodoxy was united with charity.
These quotations fall upon the ears of priest and Sister of charity with awfully solemn accents.
mid-12c., "benevolence for the poor," from Old French charité "(Christian) charity, mercy, compassion; alms; charitable foundation" (12c., Old North French carité), from Latin caritatem (nominative caritas) "costliness, esteem, affection" (in Vulgate often used as translation of Greek agape "love" -- especially Christian love of fellow man -- perhaps to avoid the sexual suggestion of Latin amor), from carus "dear, valued," from PIE *karo-, from root *ka- "to like, desire" (see whore (n.)).
Vulgate also sometimes translated agape by Latin dilectio, noun of action from diligere "to esteem highly, to love" (see diligence).
Wyclif and the Rhemish version regularly rendered the Vulgate dilectio by 'love,' caritas by 'charity.' But the 16th c. Eng. versions from Tindale to 1611, while rendering agape sometimes 'love,' sometimes 'charity,' did not follow the dilectio and caritas of the Vulgate, but used 'love' more often (about 86 times), confining 'charity' to 26 passages in the Pauline and certain of the Catholic Epistles (not in I John), and the Apocalypse .... In the Revised Version 1881, 'love' has been substituted in all these instances, so that it now stands as the uniform rendering of agape. [OED]Sense of "charitable foundation or institution" in English attested by 1690s.
(1 Cor. 13), the rendering in the Authorized Version of the word which properly denotes love, and is frequently so rendered (always so in the Revised Version). It is spoken of as the greatest of the three Christian graces (1 Cor. 12:31-13:13).