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HOUSE, RELIGIOUS

In general, the residence of any religious institute of men or women. It is a formal religious house (domus formata) if at least six professed religious dwell in it. In the case of a clerical institute four of the six must be priests.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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