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Windesheim Congregation
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Windesheim Congregation, monastic branch of the devotio moderna. The initial stimulus for establishing a monastery is said to have come from G. Groote himself, to create a refuge for the defenseless devout exposed to all kinds of taunts. In 1387 Florentius Radewyns founded the Windesheim monastery near Zwolle, adopting the so-called Augustinian Rule (Augustine, Rule of Saint). In 1395 four monasteries joined the Windesheim Congregation under the leadership of Windesheim, and the congrega…

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Kollmann, Bernd, “Windesheim Congregation”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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