Cistercian definition

  • noun:
    • a part of a contemplative monastic order launched by reformist Benedictines in France in 1098.
    • an associate of a monastic purchase, pertaining to the Benedictines, whom hold a vow of silence
    • A monk for the prolific branch of Benedictine Order, established in 1098 at Cîteaux, in France, by Robert, abbot of Molesme. For two 100 years the Cistercians accompanied the rule of St. Benedict throughout its rigor.
    • an associate of an order of monks and nuns which takes its title from its initial convent, C îteaux (Cistercium), near Dijon, in France, where in fact the culture was created in 1098 by Robert, abbot of Molesme, under the guideline of St. Benedict.
    • member of an order of monks noted for austerity and a vow of silence

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