5. Statuta capitulorum generalium
ordinis Cisterciensis ab anno 1116 ad annum 1786, ed. J. Canivez (8 vols; Louvain, 1933-41), I, 1188: 8 (p. 108).
6. Walter Daniels, a monk of Rievaulx
and the biographer of Aelred cites two lay-brothers of the abbey - Argar, a
shepherd, and Baldric - as reliable witnesses of Aelred’s miracles, ‘Letter
to Maurice’ in Walter Daniels, Vita
Aelredi, The Life of Aelred of Rievaulx, ed. and tr. F. M. Powicke (Oxford,
1950), pp. 68-69.
7. Memorials of the Abbey of St Mary
of Fountains, I, ed. J. Walbran, Surtees Society 42 (Durham, 1863), pp. 117-119; see M. Cassidy-Welch’s discussion of Sinnulph in Monastic
Spaces (Turnhout, 2001), pp. 191-193.
8. Walter Daniels, Life of Aelred, p. 38. At Waverley in the twelfth century there were some seventy monks and 120 lay-brothers.
9. Cited in Cassidy-Welch, Monastic
Spaces, p. 185. The abbot of Meaux took steps to humble the pride of lay-brothers of the abbey in c. 1220; he removed the prompted their abbot to enforce measures to humble their pride - he removed the offenders from the charge of the farms and granges and put them to the more demeaning work of caring for the cattle and pigs, Meaux I, p. 432.
14. Waddell, Usages, ch. XIX, pp. 191-192, and see Waddell’s comments in note 2.
15. Caesarius of Heisterbach, The
Dialogue on Miracles, tr. H. Von E. Scott and C. C. Swinton Bland, 2 vols. (London, 1929), I, ch. XXXII (p. 230). Caesarius tells of another lay-brother whose eyes were closed by a cat when he was dozing off; this, he explains, was the demon of sleep, Casearius of Heisterbach, Dialogue
on Miracles, I, ch. XXXIII (pp. 230-1).