Why popes bless with three fingers according to Aramis’s Jesuit adviser in Three Musketeers

Aramis is one of the The Three Musketeers (Bantam Classic) in Alexandre Dumas’s book. Aramis is a Jesuit Novice who is writing his thesis in preparation for his ordination to the priesthood. Aramis’s adviser is a Jesuit, and his adviser suggested to him the following topic in Latin:
“Ultraque manus in benedicendo clericis inferioribus necessaria est.” In English, “Both hands are necessary for priests of the lower orders when they give benediction.” The Jesuit adviser explained to Aramis:

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Benediction and First Friday Mass at the Church of the Gesu this April 1

The Ateneo community is invited to the:

(Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction)
April 1, 2011
5:00 in the afternoon

April 1, 2011
6:00 in the evening

“May the Heart of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament be praised,
adored, and loved with grateful affection at every moment
in all tabernacles of the world, now and until the end of time.”
(Prayer of Reparation to the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus)

Let us continue to pray and seek for God’s infinite mercy and grace
as we await for the Easter morning.

Gesu Liturgical Committee