noun, plural catenae [kuh-tee-nee] .
a chain or connected series, especially of extracts from the writings of the fathers of the Christian church.

1635–45; < Latin catēna a chain Unabridged
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catena (kəˈtiːnə)
n , pl -nae
a connected series, esp of patristic comments on the Bible
[C17: from Latin: chain]

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The catena is a prayer said daily by members of the legion of mary.
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