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  • n. Plural form of soutane.


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  • Unconsciously this is why Roman Catholic priests wear soutanes, Bishops and Cardinals dress in colorful and outrageously draggish clothes, and have a fondness for altar boys.

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  • Maciel was just 20 years old, not yet ordained, when he established the legion in 1941 as a Catholic army of soldiers in soutanes, battling to "establish the kingdom of Christ throughout the world."

    Rise Of The Catholic Right

  • After removing their dirty soutanes and showering away the dust of the journey, the men put on fresh cassocks.

    Mission Of Honor

  • Behind them came more priests in dripping soutanes, holding flickering red torches and gold crosses.

    Cradle and All

  • Back in his room in riding breeches and shirt — for he had not packed two soutanes — he remembered the letter, and his promise.

    The Thorn Birds

  • Since the inventories ordered by the government in all the churches, most of the people have taken away their gifts in the way of vestments, soutanes, vases, etc., and the red soutanes, shoes and caps, with a handsome white satin embroidered vestment that C. gave the church when she was married, are carefully folded and put away in a safe place out of the church until better times should come.

    Chateau and Country Life in France

  • The curé, with his choir boys in their little short white soutanes, red petticoats and red shoes, was just coming out of the sacristy and the procession was appearing at the bottom of the church.

    Chateau and Country Life in France

  • Two or three priests, with handsome vestments -- white embroidered in gold -- were officiating, and the choir boys wore their red petticoats -- soutanes trimmed with lace and red shoes and caps.

    Chateau and Country Life in France

  • It was a pretty sight -- the kneeling figures, the flower-covered graves, the little procession winding in and out among the tombstones, the white soutanes of the boys shining in the sun and not a sound except the droning of the chaunts.

    Chateau and Country Life in France

  • The "enfants de choeur" were not in their festal attire of red soutanes and red shoes -- only in plain black.

    Chateau and Country Life in France


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