Boni Homrines or Bons-homrmes

Boni Homrines Or Bons-Homrmes,

(I.) monks established in England by Prince Edmund in 1259. They professed to follow the rule of St. Augustine, after the institution of John Le-Bon. There is not much satisfactory information respecting them. They are said to have worn a blue dress, and to have had two houses in England: Esseray in Buckinghamshire, and Edington in Wiltshire.

(II.) In France, the Minims founded by Francis de Paule, who, in addition to the two monastic vows, added a third, to observe a perpetual Lent, were called Bons-hommes; some say, because Louis XI was accustomed to give the title bo-homme to their founder.

(III.) The Albigenses, Cathari, and Waldenses were at different periods called Boni homines.

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