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Henry of Ahaus
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(c. 1370, Schöppingen – Feb 14, 1439, Münster, Westphalia). A few years after his ordination to the priesthood and shortly after the death of Florentius Radewyns, Henry of Ahaus came to Deventer in 1400, where he became acquainted with the religious life of the Brothers of the Common Life. Convinced that their spiritual way of life was the genuine priestly lifestyle, and resuming earlier efforts, he henceforth devoted himself to establishing this way of life in the Westphalian-Lower Rhine area. Houses of Brothers and of Sisters…

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Zschoch, Hellmut, “Henry of Ahaus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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