Augustinian friars


Augustinian friars
or hermits
Full name: Order of the Hermit Friars of Saint Augustine, OSA. The *hermits or friars were separate from the canons until unified by the pope in 1256, after which the friars worked in the world and were active in the universities.

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  • Augustinian friars — ● Augustine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Augustinian — Augustinianism, Augustinism /aw gus teuh niz euhm/, n. /aw geuh stin ee euhn/, adj. 1. pertaining to St. Augustine of Hippo, to his doctrines, or to any religious order following his rule. n. 2. Rom. Cath. Ch. a member of any of several religious …   Universalium

  • Augustinian — Monastic order named after St Augustine (of Hippo), one of the Fathers of the Church; the order followed the Rule of St Augustine and had two branches, *Augustinian canons and *Augustinian friars. They established themselves in England first near …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 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,… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Augustinian — adj. & n. adj. 1 of or relating to St Augustine, a Doctor of the Church (d. 430), or his doctrines. 2 belonging to a religious order observing a rule derived from St Augustine s writings. n. 1 an adherent of the doctrines of St Augustine. 2 one… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Augustinian nuns — are the most ancient and continuous segment of the Roman Catholic Augustinian religious order under the canons of contemporary historical method. The Augustinian nuns, named after Saint Augustine of Hippo (died AD 430), are several Roman Catholic …   Wikipedia

  • 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 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 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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