Congregation of Regular Clerics (CR)
Clercs Réguliers Théatins (Théatins)
Chierici Regolari Teatini
Ordo Clericorum Regularium vulgo Theatinorum
1524 Rome Italy
1524, Rome (Italy), as a Catholic religious institute for men, by St Gaetano di Tiene and Cardinal Caraffa, subsequently Pope Paul IV. A congregation of priests working for renovation of the priestly and apostolic life by means of prayer, the practice of poverty and study; poverty being strictly observed to the extent that the society not only possessed no revenues but also might not ask alms. Members follow the rule of St Augustine. Also known as Congregation of Clerics Regular and as Theatines. Previous organization was the Oratory of Divine Love or Society of Divine Love. For 8 years in the 16th century was amalgamated with R-XR2573 - Clerics Regular of Somasca (Somascan Fathers).
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