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Ambrosians
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The Ambrosians are a religious community first mentioned in 1375 in a bull of Gregory XI; they are traced to three nobles from Milan. The monasteries they established lived independently according to the Augustinian rule (Augustine, Rule of) and followed the Ambrosian rite in worship; they were united by Eugene IV with other groups as the Congregatio fratrum S. Ambrosii ad nemus Mediolanensis in 1441. After varying fortunes – especially in the schism of monasteries which adopted the Roman rite, which associated in 1496 with the Apostolic Brothers as the Congregatio S. …

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Köpf, Ulrich, “Ambrosians”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_00558>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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