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Canons Regular of St. Augustine
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The ideal of a communal life in discipleship to Christ also moved the early medieval clergy of episcopal cities to the vita communis on the example of Augustine. However, only the Gregorian Reform movement (Gregory VII) produced the adoption of strict monastic forms of life for the clergy, too, so that, alongside the secular collegiate chapters who lived according to the 816 Rule of Aachen, communities of clergy arose who followed the so-called Augustinian Rule (canonici regulares; Augustine, Rule of). Their way of life between secular clergy and monasticis…

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Crusius, Irene, “Canons Regular of St. Augustine”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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