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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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He is a pre-eminent Doctor of the Church and patron of the Augustinians, a religious congregation whose teachings and Constitution are based on the Rule of St. Augustine. His image is prominently displayed in the main altar of San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila, a world heritage site run by the Order of St.
The author consistently identifies the Rule of St. Augustine as the common denominator of charitable religious orders and institutions.
Drawing on extant charters, privileges, and religious rules (chapter 4), the author develops a history of these brotherhoods "firmly tied to the canonical movement and the Rule of St. Augustine" (126); some, like the Order of the Holy Spirit, became known for their care of women and children (145).
"We follow the rule of St. Augustine, our spiritual father," he explained.
The order's founder, Blessed Eusebius of Gran, united all the hermits inhabiting the area of present Hungary and the former Yugoslavia into one community modeled on the Rule of St. Augustine.
Ignatius" who studied and applied the Rule of St. Augustine in writing the Jesuit Constitutions, p.