Celestines

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Celestines

 

a Catholic monastic order founded in southern Italy as a branch of the Benedictine Order in the mid-13th century by the monk Pietro di Morrone (later Pope Celestine V; hence the name of the congregation). In 1263 the Celestines adopted the Benedictine Rule. They founded a large number of monasteries in Italy, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Bohemia. The order ceased to exist at the turn of the 19th century.

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As the web site evolves, we hope to use it as a vehicle to communicate news about the Celestial Church of Christ on a global basis, both information geared toward Celestians and non-Celestians alike.
Chisholm, The Pseudo-Augustinian Hypomnesticon against the Pelagians and Celestians (Fribourg, i967), I, 77-129, especially 104-20.