He became professor of theology at Naples in 1740, and, entering the religious body of the Celestines, rose to be general of the order.
The more important of these were: in the 11th and 12th centuries, the orders of Camaldulians, Vallombrosians, Fontevrault and the Cistercians, and in the 13th and 14th the Silvestrines, Celestines and Olivetans (see separate articles).
CELESTINES, a religious order founded about 1260 by Peter of Morrone, afterwards Pope Celestine V.
Indeed, though the Celestines are reckoned as a branch of the Benedictines, there is little in common between them.
The habit of the Celestines was black.
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