St. Philip & the Oratory

A Special Year & an Opportunity to Learn

May 26, 2015 marked the beginning of a special year for the 86 Oratorian communities throughout the world, as we celebrated the 500th anniversary of the birth of our founder, St. Philip Neri. In observing this milestone, we hoped to foster greater awareness and understanding of who St. Philip is and what the Oratory is about. One way to do this was by presenting a brief article each week throughout the year. This series explored the life of St. Philip, the essential characteristics of Oratorian life and spirituality, the history of our community, and the lives of notable Oratorians who have gone before us.

We hope you enjoy reading this series. Please direct any questions or comments to
Fr. Jeff.

Index of Articles

The Life of St. Philip Pt. 1: From Florence to Rome (May 10, 2015)

The Life of St. Philip Pt. 2: Philip's Pentecost (May 17, 2015)

The Life of St. Philip Pt. 3: Philip's Priesthood (May 24, 2015)

The Life of St. Philip Pt. 4: Origins of the Oratory (May 31, 2015)

The Life of St. Philip Pt. 5: Founding the Congregation of the Oratory (June 7, 2015)

What is the Oratory? (September 13, 2015)

The Four Pillars of the Oratory: Prayer (September 20, 2015)

The Four Pillars of the Oratory: Charity (October 4, 2015)

The Four Pillars of the Oratory: Humility (October 11, 2015)

The Four Pillars of the Oratory: Joy (October 18, 2015)

The Immutable Characteristics of the Oratory, Part 1: Common Life Without Vows (October 25, 2015)

The Immutable Characteristics of the Oratory, Part 2: Charity, the Only Bond (November 1, 2015)

The Immutable Characteristics of the Oratory, Part 3: The Autonomy of Each House (November 8, 2015)

What is the Secular Oratory? (November 22, 2015)

The History of the New Brunswick Oratory, Part 1 (November 29, 2015)

The History of the New Brunswick Oratory, Part 2 (December 6, 2015)

The History of the New Brunswick Oratory, Part 3 (December 13, 2015)

The Oratorian House (December 20, 2015)

St. Joseph Vaz, CO (January 10, 2016)

St. Francis de Sales, CO (January 17, 2016)

Bl. Sebastian Valfre, CO (January 24, 2016)

The Oratorian Apostolate (January 31, 2016)

The Oratory and Parish Ministry (February 7, 2016)

The Jubilee Relic of St. Philip (February 14, 2016)

St. Luigi Scrosoppi, CO (February 21, 2016)

Bl. Giovanni Giovenale (Juvenal) Ancina, CO (February 28, 2016)

Bl. Salvio Huix i Miralpeix, CO (March 6, 2016)

Forty Hours Devotion (April 3, 2016)

Bl. Antonio Grassi, CO (April 10, 2016)

Ven. Cesare Cardinal Baronius, CO (April 17, 2016)

Ven. Francesco Cardinal Tarugi, CO (April 24, 2016)

Servant of God Antoni Gaudi (May 1, 2016)

Bl. John Henry Cardinal Newman, CO (May 8, 2016)

Conclusion (May 15, 2016)