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A Manual for the use of the Benedictines of St. George at Venice, Written in the 15th century at Venice

MS. Canon. Liturg. 190
Held at the Weston Library

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A Manual for the use of the Benedictines of St. George at Venice, consisting of:

  1. 'Ordo ad Cathecuminum faciendum' (fol. 1)
  2. 'Ordo ad baptizandum' (fol. 6v)
  3. '... ad communicandum infirmum' (fol. 8)
  4. '... ad unguendum infirmum' (fol. 9)
  5. 'Ordo commendationis anime' (fol. 13v)
  6. Benedictions (foll. 33, 40)
  7. 'Ordo ad sponsam benedicendam' (fol. 37)
  8. 'Ordo purificationis mulieris post partum' (fol. 39)
  9. Penitential Psalms with Litany (fol. 46v)
  10. 'Absolutio omnium fratrum nostrorum in articulo mortis' (fol. 63, slightly later addition)
  11. 'Incipit ordo & modus ostendendi reliquias' (an addition, relating to relics of Stt. Lucia, James, Cosmas and Damianus, Eustachius, George, Paul: fol. 65)

This combined with the (added) 'Offitium funerale secundum Veñ' (fol. 65v) and St. Benedict prominent in the Litany (fol. 14v) seems to point to St. George's at Venice. Some parts have musical notes.


  • Creation: Written in the 15th century at Venice


69 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Canon. Liturg. 190

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no. 19307

Physical Facet

On parchment, with one miniature, coloured capitals, etc.


8 × 6 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom