The Council of Constance and the conclusion of the Papal Schism released long pent-up energies of reform throughout the Church and in the religious Orders in particular. The Austrian Visitation of 1418/19 which propelled Georg Muestinger to the highest position in Stift Klosterneuburg and introduced the Raudnitz Reform of canons regular into his ancient monastery, illustrates how these energies both cooperated and competed with each other to achieve a reform of religious life. The centerpiece of this work is the introduction of the Raudnitz Statutes into the monastery and Muestinger's adaptation of that legislation.
Clemens Timothy Galban is a native of the USA, a Catholic priest and canon regular of St. Augustine of Stift Klosterneuburg outside Vienna, Austria. He completed his doctoral work in 2019 at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome and continues his research into the history of the canons regular from his monastery.