A religious congregation or association consisting of lay persons, male or female, or both male and female, meeting together at stated times, under ecclesiastical direction, for the performance of pious exercises, and recommending to each of its members conformity in life and conversation to a body of rules, framed in order to promote the honor of God, devotion to the Blessed Virgin, the spread of good works, and the spiritual advancement of those who faithfully observe them.

MLA Citation

  • Father James J McGovern. “sodality”. Catholic Pocket Dictionary, 1906. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 November 2019. Web. 7 March 2021. <>