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Religious Orders
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A. Origins of Monasticism. B. Benedictine Monasticism and Cathedral Chapters. C. Congregations and the Poverty Movement. D. The Catholic Reform and New Types of Congregation. E. Secularization and Revival of the Orders. F. Canon Law for Religious.

A. Origins of Monasticism

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Odilo Engels, “Religious Orders”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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