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  • Cistercians — coat of arms Vietnamese Cistercian monks standing in a cloi …   Wikipedia

  • Cistercians — • Religious of the Order of Cîteaux, a Benedictine reform, established at Cîteaux in 1098 by St. Robert, Abbot of Molesme in the Diocese of Langres, for the purpose of restoring as far as possible the literal observance of the Rule of St.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • CISTERCIANS —    a monastic order founded by Abbot Robert in 1098 at Citeaux, near Dijon; they followed the rule of St. Benedict, who reformed the Order after it had lapsed; became an ecclesiastical republic, and were exempt from ecclesiastical control;… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Cistercians — Cis·ter·ci·an || sɪ stɜːʃjÉ™n n. monk or nun of the order that is a more severe branch of the Benedictines called the Cistercian Order ; member of the Cistercian Christian order adj. of or pertaining to the strict reflective Christian… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Cistercians —    Members of the order founded in the eleventh century by St robert of molesne …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Cistercians in the British Isles — • St. Stephen Harding, third Abbot of Cîteaux (1109 33), was an Englishman and his influence in the early organization of the Cistercian Order had been very great. It was natural therefore that, when, after the coming of St. Bernard and his… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Cistercians Abbey in Wąchock — was founded in the 12th century …   Wikipedia

  • Cistercians Abbey in Szczyrzyc — dates back to the 13th century. A Cistercian abbey in the village of Szczyrzyc, it is one of the Polish Shrines to the Virgin Mary …   Wikipedia

  • Cistercians Abbey in Sulejów — Cistercian Abbey of Sulejów was founded in 1176 by the duke Kazimierz II the Just. The most valuable parts of the abbey are:* Romanesque Saint Thomas Becket of Canterbury Church. * Romanesque fortified district which stopped Mongolian Hordes in… …   Wikipedia

  • Trappists — • The Cistercians who follow the reform inaugurated by the Abbot de Rancé (b. 1626; d. 1700) in the Abbey of La Trappe, and often now applied to the entire Order of Reformed Cistercians Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Trappists      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Cistercian — Cistercianism, n. /si sterr sheuhn/, n. 1. a member of an order of monks and nuns founded in 1098 at Citeaux, near Dijon, France, under the rule of St. Benedict. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the Cistercians. [1595 1605; < ML Cistercianus < L… …   Universalium

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