Definition of motherhouse
1 : the convent in which the superior of a religious community resides
2 : the original convent of a religious community
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Sister Mary Alice Chineworth, a former superior of the Oblate Sisters of Providence who helped secure philanthropic gifts to the order's schools, died of multiple organ failure June 21 at the Oblate Sisters' Baltimore County motherhouse.
The Catholic Review, also a weekly, said that Sister Cathy’s requiem Mass was held at her order’s motherhouse at Charles Street and Bellona Avenue.
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