Confederation of the Canons Regular of St. Augustine
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The Confederation began in 1959 with four congregations:
Lateran Congregation of the Redeemer (Rome, Italy),
Congregation of St. Nicholas and St. Bernard of Mont Joux (Great St. Bernard, Switzerland)
Congregation of St. Maurice of Agaunum (Canton Valais, Switzerland).
Subsequently other canons regular have joined the Confederation:
Windesheim Congregation (Paring, Germany)
Congregation of the Immaculate Conception (Rome, Italy)
Congregation of Mary, Mother of the Redeemer (La Cotellerie, France)
Congregation of the Brothers of the Common Life (Maria Brunnen, Germany)
Congregation of St. Victor (Champagne, France).
The Abbot Primate, who is elected by all the congregations and serves for a six year term, works to foster contact and mutual cooperation among the diverse communities of canons regular in the Catholic Church. Examples of these collaborative works include the production of a calendar of proper liturgical feasts, promotion of vocations and scholarship on the canonical life.
The current Abbot Primate, the Right Reverend Maurice Bitz, the Abbot of the Abbey of St. Pierre and the Abbot General of the Congregation of St. Victor, was elected in July 2004 to govern the confederation for the next six years.
The former Abbot Primate, the Right Reverend Anthony Maggs, a canon regular of the Lateran Congregation,
pictured on the occasion of his visit to Klosterneuburg in April, 2003.
To read an excellent introduction to the canon by the Confederation, <click here>.
Links to Confederation Websites:
CONGREGATIO SS. SALVATORIS LATERANENSIS
Congregation of the Lateran
(Italy, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, England, Spain, Poland, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay)
CONGREGATIO SS. NICOLAI ET BERNARDI
Congregation of Great St. Bernard
(Switzerland, Italy, Taiwan)
CONGREGATIO CANONICORUM REGULARIUM
S. MAURITII AGAUNENSIS
Congregation of St. Maurice of Agaunum
(Italy, Germany, Czech Republic)
CONGREGATIO IMMACULATAE CONCEPTIONIS
Congregation of the Immaculate Conception
(Italy, France, England, Canada, United States of America, Peru, Brazil)
CONGREGATIO MATRIS REDEMPTORIS
Congregation of the Mother of the Redeemer
Congregation of the Brothers of the Common Life
Congregation of St. Victor