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The Chronicle of the Canons Regular of Mount St. Agnes   By: (1380?-1471)

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REGULAR OF MOUNT ST. AGNES

This eBook was produced by Les Bowler from the 1906 Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd. edition.

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The Chronicles of the Canons Regular of Mount St. Agnes written by Thomas A Kempis. Translated by J. P. Arthur.

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[Dedication in Greek which cannot be reproduced].

CONTENTS

TRANSLATOR'S NOTE

PREFACE

THE CHRONICLE OF THE CANONS REGULAR OF MOUNT ST AGNES

I. Of the first founders of the Monastery at Mount St. Agnes, and how Master Gerard Groote first pointed out this place to them.

II. Of the building of the first House on Mount St. Agnes.

III. Concerning the names of the first Brothers and their labours.

IV. Of the scanty food and raiment of the Brothers, and how wondrously God did provide for them.

V. Of the consecration of the first chapel and altar at Mount St. Agnes.

VI. Of the year and place in which the first four Brothers were invested.

VII. How the monastery was removed from Westerhof to Mount St. Agnes.

VIII. How John Kempen was chosen as the first prior of Mount St. Agnes.

IX. How the Burial ground at Mount St. Agnes was consecrated.

X. Of the Brothers who were invested by John of Kempen, the first Prior.

XI. Of the death of Brother Wolfard, Priest in the Monastery of Mount St. Agnes.

XII. How Brother William Vorniken was chosen to be the second Prior in the House of Mount St. Agnes.

XIII. Of the death of Brother Nicholas Kreyenschot.

XIV. Of the consecration of our Church and of four Altars in the House of Mount St. Agnes.

XV. Of the death of the beloved Father John Ummen, the first Founder of the Monastery of Mount St. Agnes.

XVI. Of the pestilence that afflicted mankind, and how some of our Brothers died in this plague.

XVII. Of the death of William, son of Seger, a Priest in Hasselt.

XVIII. Of the death of our most reverend Lord Frederic, Bishop of Utrecht.

XIX. Of the death of Brother John Vos of Huesden, who was the second Prior at Windesem.

XX. How Brother Theodoric of Kleef was chosen to be the third Prior of the House on the Mount.

XXI. Of the death of Brother Egbert formerly Sub Prior at the House on the Mount.

XXII. How our Brothers and other Religious were driven from the land by reason of the Interdict.

XXIII. Of the return of our Brothers from Frisia to Mount St. Agnes.

XXIV. Of the death of Brother John of Kempen, the first Prior of Mount St. Agnes.

XXV. How Theodoric of Kleef, third Prior of the House on the Mount laid down his office, and was absolved therefrom.

XXVI. How Brother Henry of Deventer was chosen to be the fourth Prior of the House of Mount St. Agnes.

XXVII. How Father Henry, the fourth Prior, resigned his office, and how Father George was chosen to be the fifth Prior.

XXVIII. Of the ancient Reliquary of St. Agnes, and how it was gotten.

XXIX. Of the death of Brother Henry, son of William, the fourth Prior of our House.

SO FAR THE CHRONICLE WAS WRITTEN BY THOMAS OF KEMPEN; THE RESIDUE THEREOF WAS DONE BY ANOTHER.

FROM THE CHRONICLE OF OUR BROTHER THOMAS OF KEMPEN CONCERNING MATTERS NOT PERTAINING TO OUR HOUSE.

I. Concerning the year in which that reverend man, Florentius of Wevelichoven, was made Bishop of Utrecht.

II. Of the death of John Ruysbroeck, first Prior of the Groenendaal.

III. Of the death of the venerable Master Gerard Groote, a man most devout.

IV. Of the great eulogy passed upon Gerard by a certain doctor.

V. How, after his death, the number of the Devout and the Order of Regulars did increase.

VI. Of the consecration of the Church, and the investiture of the first Brothers in Windesem.

VII. Of the death of John de Gronde, a Priest.

VIII. Of the death of the most Reverend Florentius of Wevelichoven, Bishop of Utrecht... Continue reading book >>




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