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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 Bardi-Cavalcanti company of Florence had an Italianate nineteen-room house on Throgmorton Street, near Austin Friars, the church of the Italian Protestant community.
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During his training, the former Austin Friars student has focused on commercial law and has spent time working in the corporate, construction and commercial property departments.
In addition, the reader is curious to know how the largely rural and agrarian communities of the Cistercians were affected by the commercial revolution of the thirteenth century and the birth of the new urban orders, such as the Dominicans, Franciscans, Austin friars, and others.
Strype records a story about how Robert Barnes, still a member of Austin Friars, convinced some Lollards to purchase Tyndale's Worms New Testament.
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