The Benedictine monks of the Congregation of St-Maur. This was founded in 1618 to represent in France the reform initiated in the Abbey of Saint-Vanne (Lorraine) in 1600; it received Papal approval in 1621. The literary and historical work, for which the Congregation is famous, was largely centred at Saint-Germain-des-Prés. The Congregation was dissolved in 1818.
Subjects: Christianity — Literature.