Osith's re-inventions most directly served the Bishops of London at St Paul's and the twelfth-century house of canons regular
at Chich in Essex, but traces of her cult at Aylesbury, Bicester, and Hereford suggest her wider resonance (Hohler 1966; Bethell 1970b; Barrow 1987; Hagerty 1987; Bailey 1989).
Notable among these were the canons regular
of the 12th century--groups of priests who lived a common life of prayer and followed the Rule of St.
(One misunderstanding: the Augustinian Canons Regular
, in which religious order Erasmus vowed, were not "monks.") The third part concerns his apologetics toward Catholic critics and Protestant reformers.
Their classroom method represented the wave of the future, for through their students William of Champeaux and Peter Abelard, their methods would be transmitted to the Canons Regular
Lynch's broad brush, which by no means suggests a lack of detailed scholarship, stands in contrast to the highly focused orientation of essays by Mark Dilworth and Allan White, the former dwelling on the varying contributions to reform of the several houses of canons regular
, and the latter on the specific circumstances and outcomes of the Regent Morton's visitation to Aberdeen in 1574.
All of the sequences considered are approached as products of Victorine canons trying to promote an agenda of reform by conveying two liturgical themes central to their tradition: (1) the power of the cross as transferred from Christ himself, symbolized by the main altar and sacraments, through the ecclesiastical hierarchy, represented by apostles and their most closely related modern counterparts, the reformed canons regular
, to the people; and (2) the model of the reformed, common life as the best means for clergy to represent a unified church and to achieve purity of behavior necessary to fulfill their priestly mission.
Dejiny a diplomatdf kldstera/The Canons Regular
of St Augustine in Lanskroun: History and Diplomatarium of the Monastery (Opera Instituti historici Pragae, B/7), Prague, Historicky ustav, 2010; cloth; pp.