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  1. motherhousenoun

    The monastery from which the other 'houses' of a religious order or congregation were (directly or indirectly) founded, often eponymous.

    The Cistercian order is called after its motherhouse Cu00EEteaux in Burgundy, where abbot St. Bernard initiated in 1113 the reform of their former branch of the Benedictine order, which has its motherhouse at Monte Cassino

  2. motherhousenoun

    The convent which is the seat (and often the above original foundation) of the superior of an order or congregation, and/or on which lower ranking houses (such as priories under an abbot) depend.

  3. Etymology: mother + house


  1. Motherhouse

    A motherhouse is the principal house or community for a religious institute. It would normally be where the residence and offices of the religious superior of the institute would be located. If the institute is divided geographically, it is referred to as the provincial motherhouse and would be where the regional superior would be in residence.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of motherhouse in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of motherhouse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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