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A member of a religious community of women living under a common rule and bound by vows of obedience, chastity, and in some cases poverty.


(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a woman belonging to any one of several religious orders and living under a rule but not under a vow


(ˈkæn ə nɪs)

a member of a Christian community of women living under a rule but not under a vow.
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bonezs, santons, beadsmen, canonesses, residentiaries, diocesans,
Klapp argues that these men, who generally came under the authority of female canonesses, were integral parts of the institutional structure of the Stift and shared authority with the women.
By the fourteenth century it had become the property of Canonesses of Burnham Abbey, a mile north.
In the planning application for listed building consent, to come before councillors next month, the Augustinian Canonesses say the collection, which features a Garden Temple built in 1792, is at risk of ruin in its current location.
She concentrates on the most important textual witness of the Middle Dutch translation of the long version, Vienna, Osterreichischen Nationalbibliothek, MS 15231, which was used and copied in a community of Augustinian canonesses.
Moyes has been impressed with what he has seen and is poised to The course is at the convent of the Canonesses of St.
The impressive research of the scholars represented in this volume demonstrates that Hospitaller sisters were neither a separate branch of the Hospitallers nor a parallel institution nor Augustinian canonesses as previously thought.
Sister Teresa Lenahan, of the Canonesses of the Holy Sepulchre, said: "Chant of any kind is something that's flowing and repetitive.
In fact, a close look at Gandersheim's stewardship of its canonesses and nuns reveals that the foundation responded to the full spectrum of complex social outcomes of the papacy's legislation of incest.
Part one looks at legal commentaries relating to secular canonesses, Beguines, and tertiaries.
The Augustinian canons and canonesses of the twelfth century wore a white surplice along with their habit, though several sets of early thirteenth-century bishops' injunctions to St Osith's at Chich suggest the canons were not all wearing garments of uniform price and color (VCH Essex 158).
Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824), a professed nun of the Order of Canonesses Regular of St.