Motherhouse

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The term motherhouse is used by religious institutes to designate the principal house or community for that group.[1] It can be either for the entire institute or for a region.

It would normally be where the residence and offices of the religious superior of the institute would be located.[1] In the case where 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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