abomination of desolation


A portent of the ruin of the House of God mentioned by Daniel, and referred to by Christ as a sign to the faithful to flee from Judea; commonly interpreted as a symbol of idolatry in the Temple.

MLA Citation

  • “abomination of desolation”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 August 2013. Web. 3 March 2021. <>