Lanfranc (Italy), b. John Roberts, born c. 1575, martyred 1610; founder of St. Gregory's, Douai. In Italy the chief groups had their centres at Cluse in Piedmont, at Fonte Avellana, which united to the Camaldolese congregation in 1569, La Cava, which joined the congregation of St. Justina in the fifteenth century, and Sasso-Vivo, which was suppressed as a separate federation in the same century and its forty houses united to other congregations of the Benedictine family. Present Condition of the Order; V. Benedictines of Special Distinction; VI. Another phase of Benedictine influence may be founded in the work of those monks who, from the sixth to the twelfth century, so frequently acted as the chosen counsellors of kings, and whose wise advice and guidance had much to do with the political history of most of the countries of Europe during that period. (Venice, 1733); Yepez, Chronicon generale Ord. The Yankton Benedictines trace their roots to St. Benedict who founded the Benedictine way of life at Monte Cassino, Italy in the 5th century. The nuns are chiefly occupied with the work of education, which comprises elementary schools as well as boarding school for secondary education. A century later Lanfranc continued the same idea by issuing a series of statutes regulating the life of the English Benedictines. Austrian: It was not then Benedictine, but in 1897 was affiliated to the Cassinese congregation and in 1904 formally incorporated into the Benedictine Order. It became a priory in 1880 and in 1896 an abbey. (14) The Hungarian Congregation.—This congregation differs from all others in its constitution. 988, d. 1072; a monk of the Camaldolese reform at Fonte Avellano; Cardinal Bishop of Ostia (1057). (2) The Cassinese Congregation.—To prevent confusion it is necessary to pint out that there are two congregations of this name. In England, Northern Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia monastic life disappears. St. Benedict & Benedictines St. Benedict was born in the year 480, in the province of Nursia, Italy. In Austria and Bavaria: Salzburg, founded in the sixth century, and containing 60,000 volumes; Kremsmünster, of the eleventh century, with 50,000 volumes; Admont, the eleventh century, 80,000 volumes; Melk, the eleventh century, 60,000 volumes; Lambach, the eleventh century, 22,000 volumes; Garsten; Metten. The monastic community and the living tradition of Benedict seemed to have disappeared. In Spain monasteries had been founded by the Visigothic kings as early as the latter half of the fifth century, but it was probably some two or three hundred years later St. Benedict's Rule was adopted. In 1893 he created the office of abbot primate as head of the federation of autonomous congregations. They popularize this rule further through their mission in continental Europe and eventually in 816/17 an important synod declares Benedict’s Rule binding for all monks. The various monasteries founded by St. Augustine and his fellow-monks had preserved some sort of union, as was only natural with new foundations in a pagan country proceeding from a common source of origin. Butler, "Was St. Augustine a Benedictine?" The English congregation supplied some of its earliest missionaries, as well as its first prelates, in the persons of Archbishop Polding, Archbishop Ullathorne, and others during the first half of the nineteenth century. It became a priory in 1865, and in 1870 was made an abbey and the centre of the congregation which was canonically erected at the same time. ; Heimbucher, Die Order und Kongregationen der katholischen Kirche (Paderborn, 1896), I; Ziegelbauer, Hist. The Celestines (1274) adopted a somewhat similar system of centralized authority, but differed from it in that their superior was elected triennially. Ratramnus (Germany), d. 866; a monk of Corbie, who took part in Sacramentarian controversy. Lit. The practice was widely taken up by almost every other order and was developed by the mendicants in the thirteenth century into what are now called "third orders". It was said that St. Benedict seemed to have taken possession of the country as his own, and the history of his order in England is the history of the English Church. Only one Benedictine monastery in Portugal has since been restored—that of Cucujães, originally founded in 1091. A few of the larger abbeys founded in these countries during the ninth and tenth centuries still exist, but the number of foundations was always small in comparison with those farther west. The editor of New Advent is Kevin Knight. St. Ethelburga, died c. 670; Abbess of Barking. According to the Rule he has to be trained and tested during his period of noviceship, and canon law requires that for the most part the novice is to be kept apart form the rest of the community. 801, d. 865; monk of Corbie and Apostle of Scandinavia. 1694, d. 1762; a monk of St.-Blasien. Benedictines Magazine is a journal exploring issues of interest to monastic women and men.It contains articles on scripture, spirituality, community life, ministry, prayer and liturgy. Ramsey Abbey, founded by St. Oswald of Worcester, long enjoyed the reputation of being the most learned of the English monasteries. There seem to have been Benedictine confratres as early as the ninth century. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. St. Aldhelm (England), d. 709; Abbot of Malmesbury and Bishop of Sherborne. In 1872 a colony was sent to Belgium to found the Abbey of Maredsous, of which Dom Placid was first abbot. The monasteries own farms and sometimes whole villages, whose peasants sustain the monks with part of their produce. In the decades after 1760, more than 95% of the monasteries in Europe are suppressed by governments or destroyed in the course of revolutions and wars. Beginning with St. Augustine's arrival in England in 597, the missionary work of the order can be easily traced. The Oblates of St. Frances of Rome, called also Collatines, were a congregation of pious women, founded in 1425 and approved as an order in 1433. Other foundations quickly followed as the Benedictine missionaries carried the light of the Gospel with them throughout the length and breadth of the land. points out that the profits accruing from the labour of the monks were employed ungrudgingly for the relief of the distressed, and in times of famine many thousands were saved from starvation by the charitable foresight of the monks. The Benedictines brought a second founding stock with them. The monastic scriptoria were the book-manufactories before the invention of printing, and rare manuscripts were often circulated amongst the monasteries, each one transcribing copies before passing the original on to another house. Within a short period several hundred monasteries of „white monks“ are founded, established as a clearly defined order with an efficient organization that balances unifying elements like the general chapter of all abbots and clear common principles with local autonomy and supervision through visitations. Nunneries were founded in Gaul by Sts. A contemporary life of St. Dunstan states that he was famous for his "writing, painting, moulding in wax, carving of wood and bone, and for work in gold, silver, iron, and brass". Lit. Reforms 999, d. 1073; founder of Vallombrosa (1039). The members of the following houses in Germany having renounced their solemn vows and become canonesses in the sixteenth century, abandoned also the Catholic Faith and accepted the Protestant religion: Gandersheim, Herford, Quedlinburg, Gernrode. St. Elphege or Aelfheah (England), d. 1012; Archbishop of Canterbury (1006); killed by the Danes. The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles are a group of Benedictine nuns who sing as a part of their daily worship rituals. There were failures and scandals in Benedictine history, just as there were declensions from the right path outside the cloister, for monks are, after all, but men. The earliest example of this was instituted by St. Chrodegang, Bishop of Metz, who in the year 760 brought together his cathedral clergy into a kind of community life and drew up for their guidance a code of rules, based upon that of St. Benedict. Throughout the Carolingian empire which covers modern France, Belgium, Holland Switzerland, Germany, parts of Italy and Austria, hundreds of monasteries of monks and nuns come now under the Rule of Benedict. St. Odo (England), d. 961; Archbishop of Canterbury. (I) The Monks of the Order of Christ. St. Botolph (England), d. 655; abbot. Books are written and copied in the scriptoria (writing rooms) of the monasteries, and abbey schools train the clergy and the ruling elite. Present condition of the order This order now exists as one of the noble orders of knighthood, similar to those of the Garter, Bath, etc., in England. 525 A.D.). In Austria and Bavaria many of the government lycées or gymnasia are entrusted to the care of the monks. In 1795 the monks of Douai were expelled from their monastery by the Revolution, and after many hardships, including imprisonment, escaped to England, where, after a temporary residence at Acton Burnell (near Shrewsbury), they settled in 1814 at Downside in Somerset. The order possessed fifty-six commanderies, chiefly in Andalusia. The Benedictine Order was first established permanently in America by Dom Boniface Wimmer, of the Abbey of Metten, in Bavaria. That of Cluny was the first, and it was followed, from time to time, by others, all of which are deal with in separate articles. Thus St. Birinus evangelized Wessex, St. Chad the Midlands, and St. Felix East Anglia, whilst the Celtic monks from Iona settled at Lindisfarne, whence the work of St. Paulinus in Northumbria was continued by St. Aidan, St. Cuthbert, and many others. “Being Benedictine in the 21st Century: Spiritual Seekers in Conversation,” planned for May 28-30, 2021, in Atchison, KS, marks a first-ever gathering of professed Benedictines, Oblates, and seekers (including Millennials and Nones) who have experienced a conversion of heart … Of late years the community has undertaken the spiritual care of three parishes in the vicinity of the abbey. It became a priory in 1880 and in 1896 an abbey. At the present day there is hardly a congregation, Benedictine or otherwise, that has not its lay brethren, and even amongst numerous orders of nuns a similar distinction is observed, either between the nuns that are bound to choir and those that are not, or between those that keep strict enclosure and those that are not so enclosed. Also displaced by state abolishment and in winter 1841 driven from the Canton Aargau in Switzerland, the monks could only take what they had in their cells with them. Other free unions, for purposes of mutual help and similarity of discipline, were to be found also in Scotland, Scandinavia, Poland, Hungary, and elsewhere, in which the same idea was carried out, viz., not so much a congregation in its later sense, with a centralized form of government, as a mere banding together of houses for the better maintenance of rule and policy. The monks now work for their upkeep. There were probably settlements amongst the Eskimo from Iceland, by way of Greenland, but these must have disappeared at an early date. Having ceased to exist in 1846, it was revived on a small scale by the Abbot of St. Paul's, and reconstituted in 1886 as a college and university for Benedictines from all parts of the world by Leo XIII, who at his own expense erected the present extensive buildings. Caesarius and Aurelian of Arles, St. Martin of Tours, and St. Columbanus of Luxeuil, and up to the sixth century the rules for nuns in most general use were those of St. Caesarius and St. Columbanus, portions of which are still extant. Progress of the order Independent Benedictine congregations In choir, at chapter, and at certain other ceremonial times, a long full gown with large flowing sleeves, called a "cowl", is worn over the ordinary habit. At first such children were always destined for the monastic state, and St. Benedict legislated in his Rule for their solemn dedication by their parents to the service of God. It was intended partly to continue the community of Sts. In the latter class the most important were Camaldoli (1009), Vallombrosa (1039), Grammont (1076), Cîteaux (1098), Fontevrault (1099), Savigny (1112), Monte Vergine (1119), Sylvestrines (1231), Celestines (1254), and Olivetans (1319). Except in the Bursfeld Union, which included houses of both sexes, and in the Cistercian reform, where the nuns were always under the Abbot of Cîteaux, and a few others of minor importance, the congregational system was never applied to the houses of women in an organized way. The abbots, therefore, of the different houses were equal in rank, but each was the actual head of his own community and held his office for life. The Order of the Brothers Hospitallers of Burgos originated in a hospital attached to a convent of Cistercian nuns in that town. Domenico Serafini (Italy), b. Among English Benedictine nuns, the most celebrated are: St. Etheldreda, d. 679; Abbess of Ely. St. Werburgh, d. 699; Abbess of Chester. St. Frances of Rome, b. Adam Easton (England), d. 1397, a monk of Norwich; Cardinal (1380). 1861; a monk of Ligugé. The colour is not specified in the Rule but it is conjectured that the earliest Benedictines wore white or grey, as being the natural colour of undyed wool. Dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.CONTACT US | ADVERTISE WITH NEW ADVENT. The first is St Finnian, who establishes the monastery of Clonard in Meath. This congregation has endeavoured to carry on the work of the Maurists, and numbers many well-known writers amongst its members. The nuns of Stanbrook, Oulton, Princethorpe, Ventnor, and Dumfries conduct boarding-school for the higher education of young ladies, and those of Teignmouth, Colwich, Atherstone, and Dumfries have undertaken the work of perpetual adoration. They settled amongst the aboriginal inhabitants at a place some seventy miles north of Perth, which they called New Norcia in honour of St. Benedict's birthplace, and there worked as pioneers of civilization and Christianity amongst the natives. O. S. B. In the decades after 1760, more than 95% of the monasteries in Europe are suppressed by governments or destroyed in the course of revolutions and wars. St. William of Hirschau (Germany), c. 1090; author of "Constitutions of Hirschau". Most of the older universities of Europe have grown out of monastic schools. The old Spanish congregation, which ceased to exist in 1835, is dealt with separately. With slight modifications in shape in some congregations the habit of the order consists of a tunic, confined at the waist by a girdle of leather or of cloth, a scapular, the width of the shoulders and reaching to the knees or ground, and a hood to cover the head. Founded in 1876, as a priory of the English congregation, mainly through the munificence of Lord Lovat, its first community was drawn from the other houses of that body. In spite of some opposition from the community as well as from the diocesan, the Bishop of Liège, the revival of discipline gradually gained the supremacy and before long other monasteries, including St. Denis in Hainault, St. Adrian, Afflighem, St. Peter's at Ghent, and others followed suit. And for the first time Benedictine life goes beyond Europe when the first abbeys of the New World are established in Brazil. OETA-The Oklahoma Network Writer/Narrator: Billie Rodely Editor: Charles Newcomb. After his profession there in 1849, he returned to France with two companions and settled at Pierre-qui-Vire, a lonely spot amid the forests of Avallon, where a most austere form of Benedictine life was established. Though by reason of the very minuteness of these capitula, which made them vexatious and ultimately intolerable, this scheme of centralized authority lasted only for the lifetime of Benedict himself, the capitula (printed in full in Herrgott, "Vetus Disciplina Monastica", Paris, 1726) were recognized as supplying a much needed addition to St. Benedict's Rule concerning points not sufficiently provided for therein, and as filling much the same place then as the approved Constitutions of a monastery or congregation do now. 1865. Originally intended just for the monks of Monte Cassino, the Rule of St Benedict eventually became the template for Western Monasticism. The abbots of each province or congregation were to meet in chapter every third year, with power to pass laws binding on all, and to appoint from amongst their own number "visitors" who were to make canonical visitation of the monasteries and to report upon their condition to the ensuing chapter. The grave charges brought against the monks by Henry VIII's Visitors, though long believed in, are not now credited by serious historians. From Corbie, in Picardy, one of the most famous monasteries in France, St. Ansgar set out in 827 for Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, in each of which countries he founded many monasteries and firmly planted the Benedictine Rule. These two conditions of existence have survived to the present day; there are nine belonging to the first and over two hundred and fifty to the second category. (3) The Cassinese Congregation of Primitive Observance.—In the year 1851 Abbot Casaretto of Subiaco initiated at Genoa a return to a stricter observance than was then in vogue, and several other monasteries of the Cassinese congregation, including Subiaco itself, desiring to unite in this reforming movement, Pius IX joined all such abbeys into one federation, which was called after its chief house, the "Province of Subiaco". Abbon of Fleury (France), tenth century; at one time a monk at Canterbury. The statistics for missions and churches served include those churches and missions over which the monasteries exercise the right of patronage, as well as those actually served by monks. On the other side, as representing those that preserved the traditional autonomy and family spirit in the individual houses, we have the Bursfeld Union which, in the fifteenth century, made an honest attempt to carry out the Lateran decrees and the provisions of the Bull "Benedictina". Claude Martin, b. 1384, d. 1440; widow; founded order of Oblates (Collatines) in 1425. St. Anselm (Italy), b. Excepting at Fontevrault the nuns seem at first not to have been strictly enclosed, as now, but were free to leave the cloister whenever some special duty or occasion might demand it, as in the case of the English nuns already mentioned, who went to Germany for active missionary work. Except in the Bursfeld Union, which included houses of both sexes, and in the Cistercian reform, where the nuns were always under the Abbot of Cîteaux, and a few others of minor importance, the congregational system was never applied to the houses of women in an organized way. (c) Knights of Alcantara, or of San Julian del Pereyro, in Castille, founded about the same time and for the same purpose as the Knights of Calatrava. The Knights of Calatrava owed their origin to the abbot and monks of the Cistercian monastery of Fitero. (18) The Swiss American Congregation.—In 1845 two monks from Einsiedeln in Switzerland came to America and founded the monastery of St. Meinrad, in Indiana, serving the mission and conducting a small school for boys. Up to that time the tradition of the cloister had been opposed to the study of profane literature, but St. Augustine introduced the classics into the English schools, and St. Theodore, who became Archbishop of Canterbury in 668, added still further developments. In many also, whilst the canonesses were merely seculars, that is, not under vows of religious, and therefore free to leave and marry, the abbesses retained the character and state of religious superiors, and as such were solemnly professed as Benedictine nuns. Gerard van Caloen (Belgium), b. Dom Serra became coadjutor to the Bishop of Perth in 1848, and Dom Salvado was made Bishop of Port Victoria in 1849, though he still remained superior of New Norcia, which was made an abbey in 1867 with a diocese attached. Robert of Arbrissel (France), d. 1116; founder of Fontevrault (1099). The influence exercised by the Order of St. Benedict has manifested itself chiefly in three directions: (1) the conversion of the Teutonic races and other missionary works; (2) the civilization of northwestern Europe; (3) educational work and the cultivation of literature and the arts, the forming of libraries, etc. A congregation, numbering about forty houses in all, under the presidency of the prior of St.-Vannes, was formed, and was approved by the pope in 1604. Sts. Later on, the Spanish monks, DD. Special Congregations.—Duckett, Charters and Records of Cluni (Lewes, England, 1890); Sackur, Die Cluniacenser (Halle a S., 1892-94); Janauschek, Origines Cisterciensium (Vienna, 1877); Gaillardin, Les Trappistes (Paris, 1844); Guibert, Destruction de Grandmont (Paris, 1877); Salvado, Memorie Storiche (Rome, 1851); Berengier, La Nouvelle-Nursie (Paris, 1878); Brullee, Vie de P. Muard (Paris, 1855), tr. The statistics for missions and churches served include those churches and missions over which the monasteries exercise the right of patronage, as well as those actually served by monks. Apostolic work was also done by the English Fathers of the Cassinese P. O. congregation amongst the Hindus in Western Bengal, and amongst the Maoris in New Zealand; and French monks of the same congregation laboured in the Apostolic vicariate of the Indian Territory, U. S. A., from the headquarters at the Sacred Heart Abbey, Oklahoma. The monks of Dieulouard were also driven out at the same time and after some years of wandering established themselves in 1802 at Ampleforth in Yorkshire. Gerard van Caloen (Belgium), b. 11647367460,832111,891 11647367460,832111,891 This article was transcribed for New Advent by Susan Birkenseer. Without doubt the copying was often merely mechanical and no sign of real scholarship, and the pride taken by a monastery in the number and beauty of its manuscripts sometimes rather that of the collector than of the scholar, yet the result is the same as far as posterity is concerned. What a treasure it is! In England, Northern Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia monastic life disappears. The Celestines were a Roman Catholic monastic order, a branch of the Benedictines, founded in 1244. In the ninth century the papacy starts to protect some monasteries from the interference of noblemen and local bishops. These revivals and examples of expansion will now be treated in detail under the headings of the various congregations, which will bring the history of the order down to the present day. Most of these convents were destroyed by Danish invaders during the ninth and tenth centuries, but some were subsequently restored and many others were founded in England after the Norman conquest. Besides preserving the writings of the ancient authors, the monks were also the chroniclers of their day, and much of the history of the Middle Ages was written in the cloister. Some of these have continued to the present day, and this congregational system is now, with very few exceptions and some slight variations in matters of detail, the normal form of government throughout the order. In Portugal there were three orders, also founded for purposes of defence against the Moors:— (f) The Knights of Aviz, founded 1147; they observed the Benedictine Rule, under the direction of the abbots of Cîteaux and Clairvaux, and had forty commanderies. Early constitution of the order In November 2001, at the meeting taking place at Nairobi, Kenya, after a consultation process with all the monasteries of Benedictine Women around the world, it was decided to use the name COMMUNIO INTERNATIONALIS BENEDICTINARUM (CIB) to designate all communities of Benedictine women recognised by the Abbot Primate as such and enlisted in the Catalogus Monasteriorum O.S.B. The abbeys of Plankstetten (1189) and Ettal (1330) were restored in 1900 and 1904, respectively and added to the congregation. 1625, d. 1691. One of these is the Abbey of Monte Vergine, formerly the mother-house of an independent congregation, but which was aggregated to this province in 1879. 1846; a monk of Downside and Abbot-President of the English Benedictine congregation. 1852; Abbot General of the Cassinese Congregation of Primitive Observance (1886); Archbishop of Spoleto (1900). St. John of Beverley, d. 721; Bishop of Hexham. 1853; restorer of Brazilian congregation; Abbot of Bahia (1896); titular Bishop of Phocaelig;a (1906). (g) The Knights of St. Michael's Wing, founded 1167; the name was taken in honour of the archangel whose visible assistance secured a victory against the Moors for King Alphonso I of Portugal. Mabillon gives 640 as the date of its introduction into that country (Acta Sanctorum O.S.B., saec. They are as follows: (a) Dissentis, founded in 612; plundered and destroyed by fire in 1799; restored 1880. Saint-Germain-des-Prés at Paris became the mother-house, and the superior of this abbey was always the president. St. Thomas of Canterbury or Thomas Becket, born c. 1117, martyred 1170; Chancellor of England (1155); Archbishop of Canterbury (1162). The order consisted chiefly of noble Roman ladies, who lived a semi-religious life and devoted themselves to works of piety and charity. The founding father of Oklahoma's Catholic Church wound up in America by mistake. 801, d. 865; monk of Corbie and Apostle of Scandinavia. In England there had been three distinct efforts at systematic organization. Amongst those that joined were the celebrated abbeys of Subiaco, Monte Cassino, St. Paul's in Rome, St. George's at Venice, La Cava, and Farfa. (9) The Congregation of St.-Vannes.—To counteract the evils resulting from the practice of bestowing ecclesiastical benefices upon secular persons in commendam, then rife throughout Western Europe, Dom Didier de la Cour, Prior of the Abbey of St.-Vannes in Lorraine, inaugurated in 1598 a strict disciplinary reform with the full approbation of the commendatory abbot, the Bishop of Verdun. 1852; Abbot General of the Cassinese Congregation of Primitive Observance (1886); Archbishop of Spoleto (1900). Meanwhile certain Italian reforms had produced a number of independent congregations outside the order, differing from each other in organization and spirit, and in each of which the departure from Benedictine principles was carried a stage further. Mabillon gives 640 as the date of its introduction into that country (Acta Sanctorum O.S.B., saec. True to the Bishop’s commitment, the founding of St. Benedict’s parish occurred soon after the monks’ arrival and a school followed in 1875. They met with much opposition, and, irregularities having crept in, they were reformed in 1587 and placed under the abbess of the convent. Gregoire Tarrisse, b. It flourished until the Protestant Reformation, which with the religious wars that followed entirely obliterated it, and most of its monasteries passed into Lutheran hands. Hincmar (France), d. 882; a monk of St. Denis; Archbishop of Reims (845). 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