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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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Although no one region offers full testimony about the rise of the twelfth-century sequence, the cumulative evidence convincingly supports the following conclusions: (1) Benedictine monks, the most conservative of the three groups, tended to retain traditional, old-style sequences rather than update their repertories with more recent compositions: (2) cathedral canons used an abundance of tropes and sequences to embellish their liturgies, but were generally resistant to liturgical reforms; as a result, they seemed satisfied by traditional repertories and did not rush to adopt new-style sequences as they became available; (3) Augustinian canons avoided tropes but integrated new-style sequences into their liturgy at much faster rates than other institutions.
He compares his findings with the German books of the Augustinian canons of Rebdorf, where the establishment of the collection as an explicit lay brothers' library is well attested.
Dominicans could as easily have been signified by the black cape as could Augustinian canons of the Victorine congregation.
Dobson argued that the Augustinian canon who wrote it was indifferent to whether his anchoresses wore white or black.
While I have followed conventional wisdom here that Ancrene Wise may be the work of an Augustinian canon, Dominican authorship would be entirely appropriate to the revised dating I propose (p.
Upon his arrival in Venice, Steuco took up residence with the Augustinian Canons of Sant Antonio di Castello.
After a series of appointments as prior of several houses of Augustinian Canons, in 1536 he secured a position in the household of Paul III in Rome.
The main thesis of his first two chapters - that Ancrene Wisse shows the influence of a tradition of monastic legislation inherited by the Dominicans from the Augustinian canons has been considerably reinforced by later research.
While the Augustinian canons in general, and the Premonstratensians in particular, might well have felt a close affinity with the Dominicans, who had adopted Premonstratensian customs, they would not have had the same reason to feel close to the Franciscans.
If it is correct, Wigmore Abbey cannot be the community to which the author belonged when he wrote Ancrene Wisse; it could still, in theory, have been the |AB centre', but there are other possibilities - particularly since we no longer need to assume that the centre was a house of regular Augustinian canons, or even that it was a monastic community at all.
Much closer is the adaptation of the Cistercian passage, probably dating from not long before 1147, in the constitutions of one of the independent orders of Augustinian canons, the Arrouaisians: