Gilbert of Sempringham

Gilbert of Sempringham
(c. 1083–1189)
   Saint and Order Founder.
   Gilbert was born in Sempringham, now in Lincolnshire, England. After ordination, he became the parish priest of Sempringham and there he encouraged seven women to follow the Cistercian Rule. The order grew and several houses were established. However, in 1148, the authorities of Citeaux refused to accept women as members of the order, so Gilbert organised that they be supervised by the Augustinian Canons. Thus the Gilbertines, as they were called, became a mixed double order. By 1189, the year of Gilbert’s death, there were nine mixed houses and by the time of the dissolution of the monasteries in the reign of King Henry VIII, there were twenty-five. The order never spread beyond England.
   R. Graham, St Gilbert of Sempringham and the Gilbertines (1901).

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