Canons Regular

Spirituality, Liturgy, History and Traditions of Canons Regular


Canons Regular


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168 kb - A bibliography of Canons Regular and the Order of Premontré compiled by Theodore J. Antry, O.Praem., of Daylesford Abbey
12.3 mb - Canonicorum Regularium Sodalitates, published in 1954 on the occasion was the 1600th anniversary of the birth of Saint Augustine, contains in various languages a brief histories and other information about the orders of canons regular. The book was edited by Pius Fank, C.R. and published at Stift Vorau, Austria.
156 kb - Chapter 3 from Canonicorum Regularium Sodalitates (Communities of Canons Regular) is a series of articles from the jubilary album of the Canonical order published at Stift Vorau, Austria, in 1954 and edited by Pius Fank, C.R. The occasion was the sixteen hundredth anniversary of the birth of St Augustine.
232 kb - The Chronicle of Mount St. Agnes is the only work of Thomas à Kempis of which no English translation has yet appeared, and even in its original form the book is not readily accessible to readers, since the only text is that published by Peter and John Beller of Antwerp in 1621. The ordinary collections of the works of à Kempis do not contain the Chronicle, although there is no doubt as to the authenticity of the book, which is of considerable importance to students of the movement known as "The New Devotion," and to those who are interested in the Brotherhood of the Common Life. The last nine pages of the Latin text have been added by an anonymous writer, and carry on the chronicle from the year 1471, in which à Kempis died, to 1477, but since this portion of the book is included in the first printed edition, and contains a notice of the author written by a contemporary member of the community, I have included the addition in the present translation of the Chronicle.
Dr. Caroline W. Bynum-The Spirituality of Regular Canons in the Twelfth Century: A New Approach from Medievalia et Humanistica, New Series Nr. 4, 1973
168 kb - Jakob Mois-Spirit and Rule of St. Augustine in the Canonical Reform of the 11th – 12th Century. From: “Geist und Regel des hl. Augustinus in der Kanoniker-Reform des 11. – 12. Jahrhunderts”, In Unum Congregati 6 (1959), Heft 1, pp. 52-59. Translated by T. Antry O.Praem.
172 kb - Stefan Weinfurter - Recent Research on Canons Regular in the German Empire of the 11th and 12th Centuries. From: “Neuere Forschung zu den Regularkanonikern im deutschen Reich des 11. und 12. Jahrhunderts”, Historische Zeitschrift 224 (1977) pp. 379-397. Translated by T. Antry, O.Praem.
192 kb - Hubert Schopf - Augustinian Canons. From Peter Dinzelbacher und James Lester Hogg, Hrsg. Kulturgeschichte der christlichen Orden in Einzeldarstellungen. Stuttgart, Alfred Kröner Verlag, 1997. pp. 37-54. Translated by T. Antry, O.Praem.
4.1 mb - An Explanation of the Rule of St. Augustine by Hugh of Saint Victor. Translated by Dom Aloysius Smith, CRL. Translation orginally published in 1911.
3.4 mb - The article on Canons Regular by C. Dereine from DACL in French.
Google Book Link - This book by Dom David Knowles was originally published in 1940 and was quickly recognised as a scholarly classic and masterpiece of historical literature. It covers the period from about 940, when St Dunstan inaugurated the monastic reform by becoming abbot of Glastonbury, to the early thirteenth century. Its core is a marvellous narrative and detailed analysis of monasticism in twelfth-century England, brilliantly set in the continental background of all the monastic movements of the day - with a vivid evocation of Anselm, Ailred, Henry of Blois and a host of other central figures. Dom David himself brought this second edition up to date in 1963. This Google Book contains a significant part of the book but not all. It does contain sections about canons regular including the Norbertines. See index at link.