do some sects still do self whippings? some monks used to, other religious sects etc etc. some said it was to relate to the pain of jesus or osmething around those lines, others it was for penance etc.
which ones do that still?
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Like when you fast - you feel the pains of hunger, but from it you learn discipline and self-control. That's also the idea behind corporal mortication - it's a means in which we strengthen the will and the spirit by giving the flesh a hard time. It can also be done as a form of penance and sacrifice to recall Christ's sacrifice for us. That doesn't mean people should go around whipping themselves. Such parctices should not draw blood or cause damage to the person - masochism is not part of Catholic spirituality nor is 'cutting'. The portay in the Da Vinci code is way off (and rather disrespectful to those involved in Opus Dei). This article talks about Opus Dei and corporal mortification.
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