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 {regular canons of St. Austin}, and {black canons}.

{Augustinian hermits} or {Austin friars}, an order of friars established in 1265 by Pope Alexander IV. It was introduced into the United States from Ireland in 1790.

{Augustinian nuns}, an order of nuns following the rule of St. Augustine.

{Augustinian rule}, a rule for religious communities based upon the 109th letter of St. Augustine, and adopted by the Augustinian orders. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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 — 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 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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