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Cistercian Life:
The Cistercian Order
Cistercians in Britain
Cistercians in Yorkshire
Organisation
Cistercian Spirituality
Lay Brothers
Monastic Life
Images of Cistercian Life
Women
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Images of Cistercian Life

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Surviving artefacts, documents and illuminated manuscripts provide an insight to the Cistercian way of life in the Middle Ages. A selection of images which illustrate various aspects of the monk’s and lay-brother’s day is arranged thematically under the following headings:

  Cistercian Organisation Community
  Daily Life Daily Living
  Monastic Life Work
  Enviroment Sources

Illustrations of the monks and lay-brothers sketched by an artist, Kate Green, reflect current perceptions of medieval Cistercian life. These are displayed in a fifth screen, The Cistercians through modern eyes.

  lay-brothers Cistercians through modern eyes

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