Congregation of the Austrian Augustinian Canons

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The Congregation of the Austrian Lateran Augustinian Canons (Latin Congregatio Canonicorum Regularium S. Augustini Lateranensium Austriaca ) is a religious institute in the Roman Catholic Church . It is integrated into the Confederation of Augustinian Canons .


The church reform initiated by Pope Gregory VII (1073-1085) led many canons to return to the old traditions. Development was interrupted during the pontificate of Boniface VIII (1294–1303). Pope Eugene IV (1431–1447) occupied the Lateran basilica in Rome with Augustinian canons in 1446 . From this the " Augustinian Canons of the Lateran " developed . In Austria-Hungary there were six monasteries of the Augustinian Canons of the Lateran since 1867 . In 1907 the monasteries merged to form the " Congregation of the Austrian Augustinian Canons ". While maintaining the independence of the individual monasteries, the congregation is headed by an abbot general - since 2017 the provost of St. Florian monastery , Johann Holzinger .

The canons' pens

Of the six canons' abbeys , five are in Austria and one in Italy :

abbey Canons place country Website URL
Neustift 0000029 Brixen South-Tirol
Klosterneuburg 0000044 Klosterneuburg Lower Austria
Saint Florian 0000038 Saint Florian Upper Austria
Herzogenburg 0000014th Herzogenburg Lower Austria
Advance 0000017th Advance Styria
Reichersberg 0000022nd Reichersberg Upper Austria

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Ferdinand Kaineder: Provost Johann Holzinger elected Abbot General of the Augustinian Canons . In: Religious Orders Austria . ( [accessed on February 27, 2018]).