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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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Augustine--and reformers such as Martin Luther (who was himself an Augustinian canon).
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.
Thanks to Krafl's exhaustive archival work in Czech and Polish archives we now have a surer grasp of their role in propagating the type of affective spirituality known as devotio moderna, a predilection that the Augustinian Canons shared with the Carthusians--which might account for the existence of confraternities between these orders.
The three articles on the universities (Patrick Zutshi, John Barron, Virginia Davis) deal with (1) the mendicant orders and Cambridge in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, (2) the Augustinian canons, Oxford and the lost college of St.
The first part is written in a hand of the sixteenth century, recording a list of the relics and the Book of Obits and is described in the seventh chapter by Coln Lennon; the second part, described here by 6 Riain, was written in the thirteenth century and includes the calendar of saints' days observed by the canons, the Gospel lessons to be read in the cathedral throughout the year, and a fragment of the monastic rule observed by the Augustinian canons of the Priory of the Holy Trinity who served Christ Church Cathedral.
The book contains records of the muniments of the cathedral's priory of Augustinian canons written by forty-three scribes, as identified in Fletcher's appendix, writing over a span of several decades in the sixteenth century.
Founded in 1135 as a house for the Augustinian canons.
The Augustinian canons of Hexham, in Northumberland, seem to have warmed to him, mainly because, after Stirling Bridge, he issued them with a letter of protection.
(One misunderstanding: the Augustinian Canons Regular, in which religious order Erasmus vowed, were not "monks.") The third part concerns his apologetics toward Catholic critics and Protestant reformers.
Scholarly expertise in these fields earned him the job as librarian of the vast manuscript collection in Venice that Cardinal Domenico Grimani had bequeathed to a major house of Augustinian Canons located there.
Upon his arrival in Venice, Steuco took up residence with the Augustinian Canons of Sant Antonio di Castello.