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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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is a member of the Augustinian order and has served on the faculty of Villanova University from 1977 to 1998.
In a statement, the Irish Province of the Augustinian Order said it deeply regretted the pain, confusion and damage caused.
Ned, 65, from Mullinavat, believes the Augustinian Order of friars objected to the plans because the church was non-denominational.
Villanova University is an independent coeducational institution of higher learning founded by the Augustinian Order of the Roman Catholic Church which welcomes students of all faiths.
First Gill gives us a generous discussion on the early history and development of the Augustinian order, from 1256 when the new order received its rule by Pope Alexander IV, up to the beginning of the sixteenth century.
Not one man who has joined the Augustinian Order in the last eight years has kept their vocation.
Master of theology in Paris, general of the Augustinian Order, Giles was also very close to Boniface VIII and, as such, one of the main sources of inspiration for the extremist declarations found in the papal document Unam Sanctam (1302).
Nearby is the church and the ruins of the priory founded in 1336 for the Augustinian order by William de Clinton.
Founded in 1135 for canons of the Augustinian order, it was restored in the 19th century and now survives as Northumberland's greatest example of early Gothic architecture.
Over 2,000 residents of Callan in Co Kilkenny have signed a petition pleading with the Augustinian Order not to close the town's friary which dates back to 1462.
The abbey was built by the Augustinian Order in 1179 but was reconstructed two centuries later after being plundered by the Welsh.