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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Oblates (2)

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was also the name of those children who were dedicated from infancy to the cloister (the parents wrapped their boy's hand in altar-cloth, with a petition), and of the dying who assumed the cowl. In 1191 Celestine III freed children from such vows. See the art. .Converssi in Wetzer u. Welte, Kirchen-Lexikon; Ranke, Hist. of the Papacy, 1:270; Alzogi Kirchengesch. 2:422; Barnum, Romanism, p. 437.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Oblates (2)'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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