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Charles Buck Theological Dictionary


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Or BRIGITTINS, an order denominated from St. Bridgit, or Birgit, a Swedish lady, in the fourteenth century. Their rule is nearly that of Augustin. The Brigittins profess great mortification, poverty, and self-denial; and they are not to possess any thing they can call their own, not so much as an halfpenny; nor even to touch money on any account. This order spread much through Sweden, Germany, and the Netherlands. In England we read of but one monastery of Brigittins, and this built by Henry V. in 1415, opposite to Richmond, now called Zion House; the ancient inhabitants of which, since the dissolution, are settled at Lisbon.

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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Bridgetins'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. 1802.

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