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What are the other order abbreviations? I know that S.J. is Society of Jesus (Jesuit) but I am unfamiliar with the others.
Here are some:
OSB-Order of St. Benedict (Benedictines)
OFM-Order of Friars Minor (in Latin, Ordem Fratrum Minorum-the Franciscans). The additional abbreviations, 'Conv.' [Conventuals] and 'Cap' [Capuchins] refer to two divisions within the Order.
OCarm-Order of Carmel [so-called 'Calced' Carmelites]. 'Calced' meaning 'wearing shoes'.
OCD-Discalced Carmelite Order [don't ask me the Latin phrasing :o ]. 'Discalced' meaning 'barefoot'-wearing sandals.
These are the 'big' Orders in the Church, and the most familiar.
Does this help?