Oratory, Congregation of the

Oratory, Congregation of the, community of secular priests formed by St. Philip of Neri (q.v.), and bound by no religious vow, each one of which is independent of the others; it consists of novices, triennial fathers, decennial fathers, and a superior, their functions being to preach and hear confession.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Oratorio * Orcagna
Opitz, Martin von
Oporto
Opportunist
Optimism
Opus Operatum
Oran
Orange River
Orange River Colony
Orangemen
Oratorio
Oratory, Congregation of the
Orcagna
Orchardson, William Quiller
Orcus
Ordeal
Ordericus Vitalis
Orders in Council
Oreades
Oregon
Orelli, Conrad von
Orelli, Johann Kaspar von

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