- BRETHREN OF THE COMMON LIFE
- a ROMAN CATHOLIC association founded in the fourteenth century to promote SPIRITUALITY and LAY education.
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Brethren of the Common Life — Brethren of the Common Life † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Brethren of the Common Life A community founded by Geert De Groote, of rich burgher stock, born at Deventer in Gelderland in 1340; died 1384. Having read at Cologne, at the… … Catholic encyclopedia
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Brethren (Brothers) of the common life — See Erasmus of Rotterdam (c. 1469–1536); GROOTE, Geert (1340–1384) … Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands
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Common Life, Brethren of the — • A community founded by Geert De Groote, born at Deventer in Gelderland in 1340; died 1384 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 … Catholic encyclopedia
Brethren — The Brethren are a number of Protestant Christian religious bodies using the word brethren in their names. In some cases these similarities of name reflect roots in the same early Brethren groups, and in others the adoption of Brethren as part of … Wikipedia