worker-priest
noun Date: 1949 a French Roman Catholic priest who for missionary purposes spends part of each weekday as a worker in a secular job

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  • worker-priest — /werr keuhr preest /, n. (in France) a Roman Catholic priest who, in addition to his priestly duties, works part time in a secular job. [1945 50] * * * ▪ Roman Catholicism       in the Roman Catholic church, member of a movement, especially in… …   Universalium

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  • Priest (disambiguation) — A priest is a person who holds an office in a religion, for example a Roman Catholic priest.Priest may also refer to:*As a tool: ** Priest (tool), a tool for killing fish*As a vehicle: **M7 Priest, an informal name for an American World War II… …   Wikipedia

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  • The Tale of the Priest and of His Workman Balda — ( ru. Сказка о попе и о работнике его Балде; Skazka o pope i o rabotnike ego Balde) is a fairy tale in verse by Alexander Pushkin. Pushkin wrote the tale on September 13, 1830 while staying at Boldino. It is based on a Russian folk tale which… …   Wikipedia

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  • Chris Riley (Priest) — Father Chris Riley, AM is an Australian Roman Catholic priest who founded and is CEO of the charity Youth Off The Streets.He is a member of the Salesian order whose mission is to work with disadvantaged youth.Father Riley was born in Echuca,… …   Wikipedia

  • Chris Riley (priest) — Father Chris Riley, AM is an Australian Roman Catholic priest who founded and is CEO of the charity Youth Off The Streets. He is a member of the Salesian order. He was born in Echuca, Victoria in 1954 and grew up on a dairy farm in the district.… …   Wikipedia

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