religious orders


The religious orders of men and women devote their lives to spreading the teachings of Christ and the practice of the Saints for human instruction. The religious life has sanctified and embraced the varied activities which have as their purpose the dispelling of that ignorance which is an obstacle to salvation. Hence has arisen the multitude of congregations which adorn the Catholic Church of our day.

MLA Citation

  • Father James J McGovern. “religious orders”. Catholic Pocket Dictionary, 1906. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 November 2019. Web. 3 March 2021. <>