Campaign of the Month: August 2011
Le Ballet de l'Acier
Like the Jesuits, the Oratorians are a congregation of secular priests rather than an order of friars. Founded in 1611 by Cardinal Pierre de Bérulle in Paris, the Oratorians share a common philosphy centered on the human aspects of Jesus Christ and a tradition of Christian mysticism. Oratorians occupy important positions as spiritual advisors to powerful members of the royal family and the nobility, including Monsieur.