Augustinian canons


Augustinian canons
Their full name was Canons Regular of St Augustine. They were sometimes known as Black Canons because of their black cassock. Their rule was based on care of the sick, on self-discipline, on love of God and of neighbour. They lived in the world, leading a common life. By 1200 they were a frequent sight in towns, where they established hospitals and almshouses. Canons took the same vow as monks but they served also in parish churches. Part of the impulse behind the establishment of new orders in the 13c was the reluctance of monastics to serve in the world, outside their walls, as parish priests, a need met by the canons.

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  • Augustinian canons — Augustinian Au gus*tin i*an, a. Of or pertaining to St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo in Northern Africa (b. 354 d. 430), or to his doctrines. [1913 Webster] {Augustinian canons}, an order of monks once popular in England and Ireland; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Augustinian Canons — • According to St. Thomas Aquinas, a canon regular is essentially a religious cleric Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Augustinian canons — canon can on (k[a^]n [u^]n), n. [OE. canon, canoun, AS. canon rule (cf. F. canon, LL. canon, and, for sense 7, F. chanoine, LL. canonicus), fr. L. canon a measuring line, rule, model, fr. Gr. kanw n rule, rod, fr. ka nh, ka nnh, reed. See {Cane} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Augustinian Canons — noun an Augustinian monastic order • Hypernyms: ↑Augustinian order * * * Augustinian canons or Austin canons see ↑canon2 • • • Main Entry: ↑Augustine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Augustinian Canons — Religious/Monastic rules based on Love of God and Neighbour, respect for authority, care of the sick, and self discipline. Related terms: Black Canons …   Medieval glossary

  • Canons Regular — are members of certain bodies of Canons (priests) living in community under the Augustinian Rule ( regula in Latin), and sharing their property in common as a type of vow of poverty. Distinct from monks, who live a cloistered, contemplative life… …   Wikipedia

  • Canons and Canonesses Regular — • According to St. Thomas Aquinas, a canon regular is essentially a religious cleric Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Canons and Canonesses Regular     Canons and Canonesses Regular …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Augustinian — Au gus*tin i*an, a. Of or pertaining to St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo in Northern Africa (b. 354 d. 430), or to his doctrines. [1913 Webster] {Augustinian canons}, an order of monks once popular in England and Ireland; called also {regular… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Augustinian hermits — Augustinian Au gus*tin i*an, a. Of or pertaining to St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo in Northern Africa (b. 354 d. 430), or to his doctrines. [1913 Webster] {Augustinian canons}, an order of monks once popular in England and Ireland; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Augustinian nuns — Augustinian Au gus*tin i*an, a. Of or pertaining to St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo in Northern Africa (b. 354 d. 430), or to his doctrines. [1913 Webster] {Augustinian canons}, an order of monks once popular in England and Ireland; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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