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  • noun Plural form of Culdee.


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  • Hence, too, arose the debates about the peculiar discipline of the communities called Culdees, who, having to frame their own system of church government for themselves, humble, poor, and isolated as they were, constructed it after a different fashion from the potent hierarchy of Rome.

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author John Hill Burton

  • (Louvain, 1667); REEVES, "On the Celi-De, commonly called Culdees", in "R.I. Acad."

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux 1840-1916 1913

  • This would be the more easy, as the monastery of the Culdees was a distinct institution about

    Chronicles of Strathearn John Hunter 1883

  • The firft teachers of Chriftiatiity in Britain, were called, in the original Gaelic language, Kule Dia or Culdees, that is, fervants of God, in diftiti&ion to the former teachers of heathenifm, the Druids, and taught the religion of the true God and our Saviour in much purity and fimplicity for Tome centuries.

    The statistical account of Scotland. Drawn up from the communications of the ministers of the different parishes 1791

  • (13 miles to the north), and that the Culdees of Muthill, being in the diocese of Dunblane, were called Culdees of Dunblane.

    Chronicles of Strathearn John Hunter 1883

  • While in the extreme north, Ross, Cromarty, Sutherland, and Caithness, the Church remained missionary rather than parochial, in the Scotland of the south monasticism became prominent again under a new order called, in Goidelic, "Culdees" (servants of God).

    The Church and the Barbarians Being an Outline of the History of the Church from A.D. 461 to A.D. 1003 William Holden Hutton 1895

  • The consequence was a strife on these points between the converted Saxons, who were devoted to the holy see, and the "Culdees" or Old British Christians.

    Outline of Universal History George Park Fisher 1868

  • The Culdees have given rise to a world of dispute, and he would be a bold man who pretended to understand their exact position.

    Saint Ronan's Well 2008

  • Some Scottish Protestants took pride in believing that their Kirk descended from Culdees, who were not of the Roman Communion.

    Saint Ronan's Well 2008

  • It is said by one account, that the young captain of Clan Quhele swam safe to shore, far below the Linns of Campsie; and that, wandering disconsolately in the deserts of Rannoch, he met with Father Clement, who had taken up his abode in the wilderness as a hermit, on the principle of the old Culdees.

    The Fair Maid of Perth 2008


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