2(in the Roman Catholic Church) a religious society of secular priests founded in Rome in 1564 to provide plain preaching and popular services and established ...
(Latin oratorium, from orare, to pray). As a general term,
Mass intention calendar. Clergy. Vicar General and Delegate for the United States: The Very Reverend Monsignor R. Michael Schmitz. Provincial Superior: ...
1300, from Old French oratorie and directly from Late Latin oratorium "place of
prayer" (especially the
1 : a place of prayer; especially : a private or institutional chapel. 2 capitalized :
an Oratorian congregation, house, or church. See words that rhyme with
or·a·to·ry <sup>1</sup> n. 1. The art of public speaking. 2. Eloquence or skill in making speeches to the public. 3. Public speaking marked by the use of overblown rhetoric.