The words below are from Death Comes For The Archbishop by Willa Cather:
"Father Martinez continued at the head of. his schismatic church until, after his short illness, he died and was buried in schism, by Father Lucero.".
: is a division between people, usually belonging to an organization or movement religious denomination. The word is most frequently applied to a break of communion between two sections of Christianity that were previously a single body, or to a division within some other religion
: pertaining to a schism or schisms, or to those ideas, policies, etc. that are thought to lead towards or promote schism
: a person who creates or incites schism in an organization or who is a member of a splinter group
"Below them in the midst of that wavy ocean of sand, was a green thread of verdure and a running stream."
: green vegetation, especially grass or herbage; greenness, especially of fresh, flourishing vegetation
: freshness in general; flourishing condition; vigor
"Running water, clover fields, cottonwoods, acacias, little adobe houses with brilliant gardens, a boy driving a flock of white goats toward the stream, - that was what the young Bishop saw."
: a small tree or shrub belonging to the genus Acacia, of the mimosa family having clusters of small yellow flowers; any of several other plants such as the locust tree
"He felt as if he were celebrating Mass at the bottom of the sea, for antediluvian creatures; for types of life so old, so hardened, so shut within their shells, that the sacrifice on Calvary could hardly reach back so far."
: of or belonging to the period before the Flood. Gen. 7, 8.
: very old, old-fashioned, or out of date; antiquated; primitive