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LC control no.n 82167304
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Corporate name headingHieronymites
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Order of St. Jerome
Hermits of St. Jerome
Orden Jerónima
Orden de San Jerónimo
Ordine di San Girolamo
Ordo Sancti Hieronymi
Beginning date1373
LocatedSegovia (Spain)
Found inOs Jerónimos em Port., 1980: t.p. (Jerónimos)
El Escorial y la Orden Jerónima, 1985: t.p. (Orden Jerónima) p. 26 (Orden de San Jerónimo)
Zelo Dei accensus, 2011: t.p. (Ordine di San Girolamo)
Wikipedia, Oct. 09, 2010 (Hieronymites; The Order of Saint Jerome or Hieronymites (Latin: Ordo Sancti Hieronymi, abbreviated O.S.H.) is a Catholic enclosed religious order and a common name for several congregations of hermit monks living according to the Rule of Saint Augustine, though the inspiration and model of their lives is the 5th-century hermit and biblical scholar, St. Jerome. The principal group with this name was founded in Spain and Portugal in the 14th century. Established near Toledo, Spain, the Order developed out of a spontaneous interest by a number of eremetical communities in both Spain and Italy in imitating the life of St. Jerome. On 18 October 1373, Pope Gregory XI issued a papal bull recognizing them as a religious order, under the Rule of Saint Augustine. The Hieronymite nuns, founded in 1375 by Maria Garcias, also became numerous throughout the Iberian peninsula. The men's branch of the Order declined during the 18th century and was completely suppressed in 1835 by the Spanish government. At that time, there were 48 monasteries with about a thousand monks. As of 2012 just one community of monks exists, that of Santa María of Parral, and 18 monasteries of nuns (17 in Spain and one in India))