As subprior for Monastery of Mount St. Agnes, Thomas à Kempis was in charge of instructing new candidates in the obligations, burdens, duties, and difficulties of monastic life, as well as relating rules and statutes of the Order. Sermons to the Novices Regular consists of 30 instructional sermons that were directed at the “young Religious.”
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Thomas à Kempis (1380–1471) was born in Kempen, Germany. In 1392, Thomas travelled to the Netherlands to attend school, and there he was introduced to the Brethren of the Common Life, followers of Gerard Groote’s Modern Devotion movement. After finishing school, he devoted his life to the movement, joining the Mount St. Agnes monastery. Thomas’ works evinced wide learning and deep biblical knowledge, and his work The Imitation of Christ is considered a classic in Christian literature.