(Philip Neri; 151595). B. Florence, It.; tutor Rome 1533; studied philos. and theol.; said to have experienced ecstasy; cofounder Confraternitá di SS. Trinità 1548; ordained priest 1551; founded an Oratory (see also Oratorians, 2) that developed out of confessiona and spiritual conferences beginning 1564 and was perhaps called Oratory after the oratory (place of prayer; chapel) where the meetings were held.
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