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Jesuati
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(later: Clerici apostolici S. Hieronymi), was a community founded around 1355 by Giovanni Colombini (died 1367) and his first associate, Francesco Vincenti. Initially, only laypersons lived together in poverty and penitence, with no fixed rule; they saw their vocation in praising God and in active love for their neighbor. The name derives from the exclamation in prayer, “O Gesù!” In 1367, the Jesuati obtained papal approbation and thereafter established monasteries in central and northern Italy. Giovanni Toselli of Tossignano (died 1446) authored constitutions

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Ehrenschwendtner, Marie-Luise, “Jesuati”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10830>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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