The first was Conrad of Waldhausen, an Augustinian Friar (1364-9).
As this man was a German and spoke in German, it is not likely that he
had much effect on the common people, but he
created quite a sensation in Prague, denounced alike the vices of the clergy and the idle habits of the rich, persuaded the ladies of high degree to give up their fine dresses and jewels, and even caused certain well-known sinners to come and do penance in public.
The next was Milic of Kremsir (1363-74).He
was a Bohemian, and preached in the Bohemian language.His
whole life was one of noble self-sacrifice.For the sake of the poor he
position as Canon
, and devoted himself entirely to good works.He
rescued thousands of fallen women, and built them a number of homes.He
was so disgusted with the evils of his
days that he
thought the end of the world was close at hand, declared that the Emperor, Charles IV., was Anti-Christ, went to Rome to expound his
views to the Pope, and posted up a notice on the door of St. Peter's, declaring that Anti-Christ had come.
The next was that beautiful writer, Thomas of Stitny (1370-1401).He
exalted the Holy Scriptures as the standard of faith, wrote several beautiful devotional books, and denounced the immorality of the monks."They have fallen away from love," he
said; "they have not the peace of God in their hearts; they quarrel, condemn and fight each other; they have forsaken God for money."
...For this purpose Augusta now instructed the powerful Baron, Conrad Krajek, the richest member of the Brethren's Church, to present the Brethren's Confession of Faith to King Ferdinand.