no fixed and inclusive collection of the apostolic writings.
Their works comprise the whole literature of our faith during the decisive centuries which followed the apostolic age.
prelates are protonotaries apostolic, domestic prelates, private.
Towards the end of Ruysbroeck's life, in 1378, he was visited by the fervid lay-preacher Gerhard Groot (1340-1384), who was so impressed by the life of the community at Groenendal that he conceived the idea of founding a Christian brotherhood, bound by no monastic vows, but living together in simplicity and piety with all things in common, after the apostolic pattern.
His conquest of death is most frequently appealed to in the apostolic teaching.