Columbanus, Regula monachorum

Columbanus, Regula coenobialis
(not to confuse with the 'Regula coenobialis')

Regula Columbani

Please note: the title Regula monachorum (which is used in Walker's edition) appears only in a few manuscripts.

CPL 1108

Incipit:
Primo omnium docemur deum diligere ex toto corde... (prol.)
Ad primum verbum senioris omnes ad oboediendum
... (ch. 1)

See also Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition

Editions:
  • Walker, G.S.M, Columbani Opera, Dublin 1956, pp. 124-142, also online.
  • Patrologia Latina, vol. 80, col. 209-216.
Translations:
  • ed. Walker provides facing Englishtranslation.
  • Auf der Maur, Ivo, Columban von Luxeuil. Mönchsregeln, St. Ottilien: Eos Verlag 2007.
Manuscripts:

two versions:
10-chapter version (complete)
14-chapter version (ch. 7 and 10 are omitted, ch. 1 and 8 subdivided into several chapters)

Turin, Biblioteca Nazionale G.V.38 s. IX-X fol. 80v-90 Ms T as Regula coenobitarum et epistole domini Columbani XIII et penitentiale; 10-chapter version, combined with sermons and Paenitentiale; catalogue
Turin, Biblioteca Nazionale G.VII.16 s. IX2
fol. 2-13v
Ms Ti
as Regula coenobialis; 10-chapter version, combined with sermons and paenitentiale; ßcatalogue
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Clm 28118
s. IXin
fol. 86v-98r
Ms C
as Regula coenobialis,10-chapter version, combined with Regula coenobialis (as paenitentiale); image
Zurich, Zentralbibliothek Rh.hist.28
s. IX
fol. 4-53v
Ms K
as Regula Columbani; 14-chapter version, without Regula coenobialis; image
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek Cod. 915
s. X
pp. 47-53v
Ms K
as Regula monachorum; 14-chapter version, combined with Sermo 5 and
 Regula coenobialis; image
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Clm14949 (Em. w. 6) s. XV
fol. 8-16
Ms E
14-chapter version, combined with Regula coenobialis and Sermo 5
Stuttgart, Württembergische Landesbibliothek cod. theol.  oct. 64
s. XII
fol. 93-100
Ms Theta
14-chapter version, similar to Ms G and K
Bamberg, Staatsbibliohtek, Ms lit. 143 (olim B VI 15)
s. XII
fol. 63-63v and 73v-78
Ms Lambda
as Regula monachorum sancti Columbani abbatis; fol. 63-63v: ch. 1 (followed by Sermo 5 and other texts); fol. 73v-78: ch. 2-9, similar to Ms G and K; Michelsberg (Bamberg); catalogue; image; image
Salzburg, St. Peterstift b IX 20
s. XV
fol. 3v-6
Ms Sigma
14-chapter version, similar to Ms E combined with Regula coenobialis;
Hill Manuscript Librarary
Admont, Stiftsbibliothek 331
s. XIII
fol. 40v-43
not used in ed. Walker
14-chapter version, similar to Ms E and Sigma; Hill Manuscript Library.
Lambach, Stiftsbibliothek 31
s. IX
fol. 103-108v
not used in ed. Walker combined with Regula coenobialis and Sermo 5 in the same Ms
Cologne, Stadtarchiv, Ms. W. fol. 231 1465-1467 
fol. 72v-76
not used in ed. Walker
direct copy from Ms C; image
Klosterneuburg, Augustiner-Chorherrenstift, Cod. 587
s. XII
fol. 57v-61r
not used in ed. Walker
as Regula Columbani; Hill Manuscript Library
Klosterneuburg, Augustiner-Chorherrenstift, Cod. 570 s. XIV
fol. 86r-89r
not used in ed. Walker
as Regula Columbani (ch. 1-8); Hill Manuscript Library
Lilienfeld, Stiftsbibliothek 113
s. XV
fol. 118v-120v not used in ed. Walker
Kleinmariazell; Hill Manuscript Library
Graz, Univ.Bibl. 480 (39/47 f.)
s. XII
fol. 41v-44v
not used in ed. Walker
Hill Manuscript Library; as Regula Columbani, combined with Regula coenobialis fratrum Hiberniensium
Graz, Univ.-Bibl. 655 (36/37 f.) s. XV fol. 264-264v not used in ed. Walker
as Regula coenobialis (unclear which text it is)
Hill Manuscript Library
Oxford, Boldeian Library Lyell 60 [olim Melk 194 D.32] s. XV
fol 200-
not used in ed. Walker
in principio database; catalogue
Paris BN lat. 4333B
s. VIII-IX
fol. 26v-37
not used in ed. Walker
as Regula coenobialis; catalogue; image
Vienna, Nationalbibliothek 1550
s. XII
fol. 79v-84v
not used in ed. Walker
Hill Manuscript Library; as Regula sancti Columbani; combined with Poenitentiale (=Regula coenobialis?)
Göttweig, Stiftsbibliothek 112 (57)
s. XII
fol. 40-43
not used in ed. Walker
Hill Manuscript Library; as Regula sancti Columbani, combined with Regulae coenobiales patrum de Hibernia
Salzburg, Stiftsbibliothek St.-Peter b.IX.20
s. XV
fol. 3v-36
not used in ed. Walker Hill Manuscript Library
as Regula sancti Columbani abbatis, combined with Regula coenobialis?
Vienna, Nationalbibliothek 3878
s. XV
fol. 175-177v not used in ed. Walker
Hill Manuscript Library
as Regula sancti Columbani, combined with Regula coenobialis
Würzburg, Universitätsbibliothek, Laud Misc 96 s. XV2/2
fol. 235v-239
not used in ed. Walker
ch. 1-9
Fragments




Basel, Universitätsbibliothek B III 16 s. XIImed fol. 54-55 not used in ed. Walker
excerpts from prol., ch. 1-4, 6, 8, 9 as Frustula quaedam ex regula Columbani; catalogue
Turin, Biblioteca Nazionale G.V.7 s. IX fol. 103v Ms Tii ch. 9; catalogue; from Bobbio
Paris, BN lat. 10879 s. X-XI fol. 30, 33, 35, 35-46 ed. Waker, Ms P ch. 1, 2, 9 and 7; from Lure (Concordia Regularum); catalogue
Berlin, Staatsbibliothek Meermann Collection Phillipps 1747 s. XI fol. 29v-30, 33v, 48v-49v Ms A ch, 1, 2, 7, 9 and 10; (Concordia Regularum) catalogue
all other Mss of the Concordia Regularum





Literature:
  • Stevenson, Jane Barbara, ‘The Monastic Rules of Columbanus’, in: Michael Lapidge (Hrsg.), Columbanus. Studies on the Latin Writings, Woodbridge 1997 (Studies in Celtic History, vol. 17), pp. 203-216.
  • Diem, Albrecht, Das monastische Experiment: Die Rolle der Keuschheit bei der Entstehung des westlichen Klosterwesens, Vita Regularis, Abhandlungen, vol. 24, Münster: LIT-Verlag 2005, pp. 241-243.
  • Bibliography on Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition.
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