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Oratory Of St Philip Neri, Congregation Of The

ORATORY OF ST PHILIP NERI, CONGREGATION OF THE, or Oratorians, a religious order consisting of a number of independent houses. The first congregation was formally organized in 1575 by the Florentine priest, Phihp Neri. (See Neri, Philip.)

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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