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Oratory

1910 New Catholic Dictionary

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(Latin: oratorium, from orare, to pray)

As a general term, signifies a place of prayer, but in canon law means a structure, other than a parish church, set aside by ecclesiastical authority for prayer and the celebration of Mass. Oratories are usually connected with monasteries and convents and charitable institutions. The code of canon law distinguishes three kinds of oratories:

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Entry for 'Oratory'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ncd/​o/oratory.html. 1910.
 
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