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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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The collection of mystical sermons was copied at the canonesses of the St.
(23) The Chronicle of the English Augustinian Canonesses Regular of the Lateran, at St Monica's in Louvain (Now at St Augustine's Priory, Newton Abbot, Devon), ed.
(1) Following its composition, sometime after 1215, the A Wgrew exponentially in popularity and over the next three centuries was adapted for and read not just by the small original audience of anchoresses for whom it was written, but by all kinds of religious--canons, canonesses, monks, and nuns--as well as by lay men and women, both literate and illiterate; it was also translated into French and Latin.
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.
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.
The details of this scene--the emotional and spatial proximity Abraham describes; the almost voyeuristic interest on Effrem's part in Mary's virginal integrity; Abraham's economic dispossession of the underage Mary counterbalanced by his negotiations with Effrem about their future spiritual investment of her; the unprecedented anchoritic immurement of an eight-year old child (49)--stand in stark contrast to the kinds of freedom canonesses at Gandersheim would have expected for the women in their foundation, young to old.
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.