from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of an order of Benedictine monks, founded in 1313, at Siena, Italy: the name was derived from the mother-house at Monte Oliveto, near Siena.


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  • It is interesting in light of my last post that he chose the olivetan name of a peacemaking predecessor, Pope Benedict XV.

    We have a pope!


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