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Camaldolese
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The Camaldolese are an offshoot of Benedictine monasticism, combining eremitic and cenobitic styles of life. They wear a white habit; nuns also a black veil. The order originated c. 1000 from the monastic reforms of Romuald of Ravenna (c. 952–1027), put into place at Fonte Avellana (c. 1000; Peter Damian) and Camaldoli (between 1023 and 1026). The constitutions, written between 1045 and 1057 by Peter Damian, followed between 1080 and 1085 by Rudolf, the fourth prior of Camaldoli, received pontifical approval in 1113. In comparis…

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Merz, Birgit, “Camaldolese”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_02705>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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