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ORATIO IMPERATA

An ordered prayer. The prayer for a special intention, besides the ones prescribed by ritual, that the Pope or the bishop of a diocese may require to be said at Mass, e.g., for peace.

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

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