About Us

The Rock Hill Oratory

The Rock Hill Oratory, founded in 1934, is a part of a worldwide federation of 85 independent houses. It is the oldest and largest house in the United States.Founded by St. Philip Neri in Rome, members of the Oratory are bound not by vows, but by bonds of love. The community remains deliberately small to encourage interpersonal relationships. Governed democratically, the entire community shares in making major decisions with all members having equal rights and responsibilities.

Facilities Details




The Rock Hill Oratory has a rich history. Follow our history from our early years to our current history.

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We thought you might like to know a little about the individuals who make up this Rock Hill Oratory community.

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Our Churches

The Oratory is proud of all the churches we are involved in. Explore our churchesthrough the link below.

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The Rock Hill Oratory participates in various ministries.Click on the link below to learn more about the ministries we are involved in. Learn more

Friends of the Oratory

The Rock Hill Oratory community has long referred to those who assist us with financial support and prayers as the “Friends of the Oratory.” Learn more

Memorial Garden

The Memorial Garden is located on the grounds of the Oratory created to provide a natural place for the remains of those who choose cremation. Learn more