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Augustinians,

religious order in the Roman Catholic Church. The name derives from the Rule of St. Augustine (5th cent.?), which established rules for monastic observance and common religious life. The canons regular, made up of ordained clergy, adopted this rule in the 11th cent. and became known as Augustinian, or Austin, canons. Augustinian canons pursue a life of poverty, celibacy, and obedience without withdrawing from the world. Subsequent orders of canons regular, such as the Premonstratensians, are outgrowths of the Augustinians. The Austin friars are an entirely different group of religious, dating from the 13th cent. (see friarfriar
[Lat. frater=brother], member of certain Roman Catholic religious orders, notably, the Dominicans, Franciscans, Carmelites, and Augustinians. Although a general form of address in the New Testament, since the 13th cent.
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). Officially known as Hermits of St. Augustine, they now exist in three independent branches—the Calced Augustinian Hermits, the more austere and less numerous Discalced Augustinian Hermits, and the Recollects of St. Augustine. There are also congregations of women corresponding to both canons and friars.
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The Trustees said proceeds from the sale of the site would be used to support the wider vocational care of the Augustinian order.
Proslogion can be profitably read as a meditation on any number of Augustinian writings that circulate around Augustine's famous problem of knowing God and the soul.
The Mission of the Portuguese Augustinians to Persia and Beyond (1602-1747).
Whereas, in the Essayes, Donne cannot even think of beginning without calling upon Augustine as his auctor, by contrast Donne seeks to refute Augustinian precedent as he considers ends in Biathanatos, his casuistic argument justifying suicide.
Mackey sees Duns Scotus as the last member of this Augustinian tradition: "It remained for Duns Scotus to explicate the concept of order so as to exhibit its necessity and sufficiency as the ground for a demonstration of God's existence.
In the planning application for listed building consent, to come before councillors next month, the Augustinian Canonesses say the collection, which features a Garden Temple built in 1792, is at risk of ruin in its current location.
This collection of original essays thus addresses both the lacuna in Augustinian studies and that in the mendicants-and-art debate.
While striving to make the Trinitarian mystery more intelligible to believers, Aquinas nevertheless adheres to the Augustinian idea that theology is a spiritual exercise bringing about a purification of the mind.
1325), in which she argues for a governing, Augustinian "structuring principle" (89) of imitation.
This site report presents the finding from archaeological excavations done at the Augustinian priory of St.
Benedict's first encyclical letter surely draws from Augustinian teachings on love or caritas.
We need something for the single mothers with children,'' said Sister Maria Clotilde, a member of the Augustinian Recollect teaching order.