CISTERCIAN ORDER


CISTERCIAN ORDER
   founded in 1098 by Robert of Molesme as the White Monks, at Cîteaux in Burgundy. It is a strict religious Order based on the RULE of SAINT BENEDICT. Historically the Cistercians played an important role in the development of agriculture especially in England.

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  • Cistercian Order — The monastic order founded in 1098 at Citeaux (Latin Cistercium) by Robert of Molesme (d. 1110); a Benedictine reform. It was a strict, even puritanical order. The monks wore unbleached clothing, and undyed wool; they ate no meat, fish, or eggs.… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Cistercian Order — Monastic order which follows an especially strict form of the Benedictine rule. Monks take vows of personal poverty, chastity and obedience to their abbot and the Benedictine Rule. Also known as White Monks. In medieval times, their wish for… …   Medieval glossary

  • Cistercian Order — n. Christian order founded in 1098 by Robert of Molesme (as the White Monks) which is a more severe branch of the Benedictines …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Cistercian Order of the Holy Cross — The Cistercian Order of the Holy Cross (abbreviated OCCO) is a group which has embraced the Primitive Rule of St. Benedict as Cistercians. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, chapters were developed in several U.S. states. They offer men, clerical …   Wikipedia

  • Cistercian nuns — are female members of the Cistercian Order, a religious order belonging to the Roman Catholic branch of the Catholic Church. Contents 1 History 2 In North America 2.1 Monasteries of Cistercian nuns of the Strict Observance …   Wikipedia

  • Cistercian Sisters — • The first Cistercian monastery for women was established at Tart in the Diocese of Langres (now Dijon), in the year 1125, by sisters from the Benedictine monastery of Juilly, and with the co operation of St. Stephen Harding, Abbot of Cîteaux… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Cistercian College, Roscrea — Cistercian College Roscrea Coláiste Cisteirseach Ros Cre Motto Insideat Coaelis amino sed corpore com de terris While his mind is on heavenly things, his body is on the ground. Established 1905 Location Roscrea, County Tipperary, Ireland Students …   Wikipedia

  • Cistercian Abbey of Waverley —     Cistercian Abbey of Waverley     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Cistercian Abbey of Waverley     Situated in Surrey, near Farnham, founded by William Gifford, Bishop of Winchester, on 24 Nov., 1124, was the second daughter of L Aumone, in Normandy …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Cistercian Monastery in Jędrzejów — dates to the 12th century. Founded by the Cistercian Order, the town of Jędrzejów grew around it. Blessed Polish bishop and historian, Wincenty Kadłubek, lived there for 5 years and was buried there. In 15th century, Veit Stoss worked there. It… …   Wikipedia

  • Cistercian architecture — Abbey church of Santa Maria Arabona, Italy …   Wikipedia


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