religious order


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n religious order a subdivision of a larger religious group
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In literature:

Religious beliefs are in their origin of the nature of an induction from an observed order.
"Religion & Sex" by Chapman Cohen
It is the head of a province, the most religious one in the entire order.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493–1898, Volume XXXVI, 1649–1666" by Various
Opposition to religious equality was signalized by the mobbing of an orderly assembly in Toronto.
"George Brown" by John Lewis
He is not generally religious; but during divine service is as orderly as a deacon.
"The International Monthly, Volume 5, No. 3, March, 1852" by Various
Why is retirement, or seclusion from the world, necessary in order to preserve the grace of a religious vocation?
"Vocations Explained" by Anonymous
May the Most Good and Great God sustain and preserve your eminence with all your religious Order!
"Notes and Queries, Number 237, May 13, 1854" by Various
It was not yet disbelieved but simply condemned because it did not fit in with the dominant religious and social order.
"The Next Step in Religion" by Roy Wood Sellars
A convention on the religious orders was concluded in 1904, but had not received the assent of the Senate in 1908.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
There was scarcely any Religious Order that did not approve of it.
"Priests, Women, and Families" by J. Michelet
He abolished numerous religious orders, especially those which were not engaged either in teaching or in nursing the sick.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 14" by Various

In news:

JAMAICA HILLS—The sale of a 15-acre woodland by the Daughters of St Paul has been called off by the religious order's administration in Rome, according to the head of the Jamaica Hills Association (JHA).
The controversy reflects debate over whether memorial crosses are worth preserving if they have to be neutered of their religious significance in order to remain in the public square.
Sister Gurule was last of religious order 's five founding nuns.
On the 50th anniversary of Vatican II, remembering one order's work toward religious tolerance.
GSN renews 'American Bible Challenge': Gameshow net order new season of religious competish skein .
The Supreme Court has ordered a federal appeals court to take another look at whether a key requirement in the health care reform law violates religious freedoms.
(RNS) A Roman Catholic priest who has campaigned for the ordination of women has been told he will be expelled from his religious order if he does not publicly recant.
Republican Mitt Romney says he praises rival President Barack Obama for ordering the raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, but adds that the United States "can't kill our way out of this mess" of religious extremism.
GSN renews 'American Bible Challenge': Gameshow net order new season of religious competish skein.
Israel Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Sunday cut ties with a religious seminary that feeds students to the military amid concerns that its students might refuse orders to evacuate settlements.
In Egypt, one of the few Muslim countries where religious minorities raise pigs , the government has ordered the slaughtering of 300,000 swine.
Many of the Sisters who taught in Towanda over the years returned for the celebration along with Towanda natives and Saint Agnes graduates who entered the religious order.
The documents show how abuse in a religious order can be closely tied to the formation of children who grow up to become brothers and priests.
Aides to Muqtada al- Sadr called Monday for dialogue to resolve a violent standoff with the Iraqi government, saying that the radical Shiite cleric would disband his militia if senior religious leaders ordered it.
A state lawmaker who operates a preschool says students will begin singing a prayer in order to get around a rule banning religious activity at state-funded preschools.