In keeping with the rulings of Cistercian
general chapters, liturgical music was for centuries limited to Gregorian chant, as attended to by the cantor.
The interest was held at this out-lying grange of Neath Abbey as we walked in the shoes of the Cistercians
The current Cistercian
monks have been there since 1929.
Lester's Creating Cistercian
Nuns: The Women's Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth-Century Champagne, the project to re-frame the dominant (and largely gender-blind) narrative of the Cistercian
order's foundations is substantially advanced.
protected it until the monastery was suppressed during the Reformation.
Abbey was extremely powerful at its peak and reputed to own over 380,000 acres.
"Tintern was the first Abbey to be built in Wales [in 1131] and only the second Cistercian
house in Britain," he said.
A twelfth-century Scotsman (1110-1167) who became abbot of Rievaulx, a large Cistercian
monastery in Yorkshire, Aelred was also a prolific author of historical and spiritual writings, among them this work on friendship.
In 1177 the wood was granted to Fountains Abbey in Kirkstall, Leeds, which was once the richest and most powerful Cistercian
monastery in England..
First featured in these pages at project stage (AR April 2005), Pierre Thibault's new abbey for a community of Cistercian
monks in rural Quebec is now complete.
Bective Abbey, founded in 1147, is the oldest Cistercian
foundation in Co Meath and the second-oldest Cistercian
foundation in Ireland.
Julie Kerr provides a picture of the importance of Cistercian
hospitality in putting up travelers, which played an important social role and commanded favorable comment even after the suppression.