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 (ə-pŏs′tə-lāt′, -lĭt)
1. The office, duties, or mission of an apostle.
2. An association of individuals for the dissemination of a religion or doctrine.

[Late Latin apostolātus, from apostolus, apostle; see apostle.]


(əˈpɒstəlɪt; -ˌleɪt)
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the office, authority, or mission of an apostle


(əˈpɒs tl ɪt, -ˌeɪt)

the mission or office of an apostle.
[1635–45; < Late Latin]


[əˈpɒstəlɪt] Napostolado m
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Her deep life in Christ was the springboard for her charitable giving to countless ministries, apostolates, and works of mercy across the country and around the world.
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When the Church shows courage and compassion, and when apostolates such as HLI can help support the Church's work, miracles can happen for women in crisis pregnancies," said Father Richard Welch, CSSR, JCD, President of Human Life International, the world's largest pro-life, pro-faith, pro-family apostolate.
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The diocese also established six official immigrant apostolates based on ethnic and linguistic groups: Italian, Hispanic, Chinese, Haitian, Polish and Korean.
Some simplistically attribute diminishing vocations to the fact that many sisters have left the classroom to engage in other apostolates.
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representatives of "Women for Life and Family" met with the bishops from the commission for Ministry and Apostolates in 1986.
These lay apostolates provide support and formation to their members as well as a venue for organized apostolic work.
The Legionaries, along with myriad other apostolates, are the most missionary.