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Oratory, Congregation of the
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Oratory, Congregation of the'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​nut/​o/oratory-congregation-of-the.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.