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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.
Wilkinson introduces the reader to Egidio (Giles) of Viterbo, the cardinal, humanist, supporter of Reuchlin, and general of the Augustinian Order, as a major proponent of this movement, which died or scattered during the anti-Talmud activities of the Roman Inquisition beginning in 1553.
But Monfasani rightly underscores its historical importance as being an interesting testimony to the interests and activities of a distinct group of Italian Platonists around Giles of Viterbo, the General of the Augustinian Order.
Fr Richard Goode, Fr Ignatius O'Donovan and Fr Noel Hession, all of the Augustinian Order, held an Easter Sunday mass at Drogheda, Co Louth, with the Rev Michael Graham.
William spent six years with the Augustinian order until leaving for London at the request of Cardinal Basil Hume to set up a charity, The Depaul Trust, for homeless people.
This was held by the Augustinian order until raiding parties came to this isolated spot.
s investigation of Luther, and perhaps of the Augustinian order as well.
A spokeswoman for the Augustinian order of nuns at Ince Blundell Hall,Crosby, said: ``The feeling here among the patients and staff is that this is really not somethings uitablefor Liverpool or anywhere else.
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.
Manuel Blanco, a member of the Augustinian order, who lived from 1779 to 1845.
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.