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Catholic religious order abbreviations

A

A.A.
(Augustiniani Assumptionis also known as Assumptionists) This congregation had its origin in the College of the Assumption, established in Nîmes France, in 1843, by the Rev. Emmanuel d'Alzon vicar-general of that diocese. For more information see the Catholic Encyclopedia at http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02104a.htm
A.B.A.
Antoniani Benedictini Armeni also known as Mechitarists. They are Armenian Benedictines, founded by Mechitar in 1712. For more information see the Catholic Encyclopedia at http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10102b.htm

C

C. SS. R.
Congregatio Sanctissimi Redemptoris (Redemptorists)
C.J.M.
Congregatio Jesu et Mariae (Eudist Fathers)
C.M.
Congregatio Mariae (Fathers of the Company of Mary)
C.P.
Congregatio Passionis (Passionists)
C.PP.S.
Congregatio Pretiosissimi Sanguinis (Fathers of the Most Precious Blood)
C.R.
Congregatio Resurrectionis (Resurrectionist Fathers)
C.R.C.S.
Clerici Regulares Congregationis Somaschae (Somaschi Fathers)
C.R.I.C.
Canonici Regulares Immaculatae Conceptionis ("Canons Regular of the Immaculate Conception")
C.R.L.
Canonici Regulares Lateranenses ("Canons Regular of the Lateran")
C.R.M.
Clerici Regulares Minores ("Clerks Regular Minor", Mariani)
C.R.M.D.
Clerici Regulares Matris Dei ("Clerks Regular of the Mother of God")
C.R.M.I.
Clerici Regulares Ministrantes Infirmis ("Clerks Regular Attendant on the Sick", Camillini, Camilliani)
C.R.P.
Congregatio Reformatorum Praemonstratensium (Premonstratensians)
C.R.S.P.
Clerici Regulares Pauperum Matris Dei Scholarum Piarum ("Clerks Regular of the Poor Men of the Mother of God for Pious Schools", Piarists)
C.R.T.
Clerici Regulares Theatini (Theatines)
C.S. Sp.
Congregatio Sancti Spiritus (Holy Ghost Fathers)
C.S.B.
Congregatio Sancti Basilii (Basilians)
C.S.C.
Congregatio Sanctae Crucis (Fathers and Brothers of the Holy Cross)
C.S.P.
Congregatio Sancti Pauli (Paulists)
C.S.V.
Clerici Sancti Viatoris (Clerks, or Clerics, of St. Viateur)
C.SS.CC.
Congregatio Sacratissimorum Cordium (Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary)

I

Inst. Char.
Institutum C(h)aritatis (Rosminians)

M

M.C.
Missionaries of Charity
M.S.
Missionaries of La Salette (France)
M.S.C.
Missionarii Sacratissimi Cordis ("Missionaries of the Most Sacred Heart")

O

O. Camald.
Ordo Camaldulensium (Camaldolese)
O. Cart.
Ordo Cartusiensis (Carthusians)
O. Cist.
Ordo Cisterciensium (Cistercians)
O. Merced.
Ordo Beatae Mariae Virginis de Redemptione Captivorum (Mercedarians, Nolaschi)
O. Trinit.
Ordo Sanctissimae Trinitatis (Trinitarians)
O.C.
Ordo C(h)aritatis (Fathers of the Order of Charity)
O.C.C.
Ordo Carmelitarum Calceatorum (Carmelites)
O.C.D.
Ordo Carmelitarum Discalceatorum (Discalced, or Barefoot, Carmelites)
O.C.R.
Ordo Reformatorum Cisterciensium (Cistercians, Trappists)
O.F.M.
Ordo Fratrum Minorum (Observant Franciscans)
O.F.M. Cap.
Ordo Minorum Cappucinorum (Capuchins)
O.M.
Ordo [Fratrum] Minimorum (Minims of St. Francis of Paola)
O.M. Cap.
Ordo Minorum Cappucinorum (Capuchins)
O.M.C.
Ordo Minorum Cappucinorum (Capuchins)
O.M.I.
Oblati Mariae Immaculatae (Oblate Fathers of Mary Immaculate)
O.P.
Ordo Praedicatorum (Dominicans)
O.S.A.
Ordo [Eremitarum] Sancti Augustini (Augustinians)
O.S.B.
Ordo Sancti Benedicti (Benedictines)
O.S.C.
Oblati Sancti Caroli (Oblate Fathers of St. Charles)
O.S.F.C.
Ordinis Sancti Francisci Capuccini (Franciscan Capuchins)
O.S.F.S.
Oblati Sancti Francisci Salesii (Oblate Fathers of St. Francis of Sales)
O.S.H.
Ordo [Eremitarum] Sancti Hieronymi (Hieronymites)
O.S.M.
Ordo Servorum Mariae (Servites)
O.SS.C.
Oblati Sacratissimi Cordis ("Oblate Fathers of the Sacred Heart")
Ord. Fratr. Praed.
Ordo Praedicatorum (Dominicans)
Ord. Praem.
Ordo Praemonstratensium (Premonstratensians, Norbertines)

P

P.O.
Pretres de l'Oratoire, Presbyteri Oratorii (Oratorians)
P.S.M.
Pia Societas Missionum (Fathers of the Pious Society of Missions, Pallottini)
P.S.S.
Presbyteri Sancti Sulpicii, Pretres de S. Sulpice (Sulpicians)

S

S.C.
Salesianorum Congregatio (Congregation of St. Francis of Sales Salesian Fathers)
S.D.S.
Societas Divini Salvatoris ("Society of the Divine Saviour")
S.D.V.
Societas Divini Verbi (Fathers of the Divine Word)
S.J.
Societas Jesu ("Society of Jesus" also known as the Jesuits)
S.J.C.
Canonici Regulares Sancti Joannis Cantii (Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius)
S.M.
Societas Mariae (Marists)
S.P.M.
Societas Patrum Misericordiae (Fathers of Mercy)
S.S.S.
Societas Sanctissimi Sacramenti (Fathers of the Blessed Sacrament)

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