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abbess

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.

The head of certain autonomous houses of nuns. The title is used among Benedictines, Cistercians, Trappists, Poor Clares, and some canonesses. The earliest known instance is in 514. In the...

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abbey

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1 [De] A community of monks or nuns ruled by an abbot or abbess.

2 [MC] A general term used to describe the buildings inhabited by a community of monks or...

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Abbey of Beuron

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The mother house of the ‘Beuron Congregation’ of Benedictine monks in Hohenzollern, on the upper Danube. The present abbey was constituted in 1863 and the monastic congregation in 1873,...

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Abbey of Savigny

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.

In Normandy. In 1093 Vitalis of Mortain established a hermitage in the Forest of Savigny. Some of the hermits felt a call to follow the Rule of St Benedict in its primitive strictness, and...

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abbot

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

(Aram., Syr., abba, ‘father’).

The head of a Christian monastic community, especially in the Benedictine or Cistercian traditions. The term is used in translation for the head of...

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abstinence

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

The practice of not eating certain foods: see also ASCETICISM; CELIBACY. As a Christian technical term it is distinguished from fasting (eating little or nothing).

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Acta Sanctorum Ordinis Sancti Benedicti

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The history of the saints of the Benedictine Order, of which J. Mabillon published the first volume in 1668. It was completed in 1701.

Vols. 1–3 (pt. 1) repr. by the Benedictines...

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Adso of Montier-en-der

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(d. 992)

*Benedictine abbot and author of Libellus de Antichristo (c.950), which organizes patristic exegesis and legendary beliefs concerning the end of the world into a future...

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Ælfric

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(c.945–c.1015), Anglo-Saxon abbot, prose writer, and educator. His works, including sermons, saints' lives, and biblical translations, were intended to teach both monastic novices and...

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Æthelred II

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Was the son of king Eanred and succeeded him c.840. He was driven out by Raedwulf in 844, but restored later that year, dying c.848. Symeon of Durham reported that he had been murdered. A...

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