Kates medieval monk project

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Kates medieval monk project

  1. 1. By Kate Grant
  2. 2. Daily routine Monastery Becoming a monk Interactions with the community Bead
  3. 3. 3am:Their day began to 3am for morning prayers in the church. 4-6am: the returned to bed for a brief sleep. 6am: silent prayers. 7am: breakfast all meals were eaten in strict silence. 8-9.30am: worked in fields or the library. 10am: high mass in the church. 11-2pm: back to work.
  4. 4. 2.30pm: Reading 3-5pm: Work 5pm: Vespers (evening prayers) 6pm: supper 8pm:Compline (night prayer) and retire to bed.
  5. 5. There are 8 parts to the monastery. There’s the church, the dormitories, the cloisters, the chapter house, the infirmary, the library, the guest house and the refectory. the monasteries were used by people who dedicated there lives to god. There was set rules in the monasteries made up by an Italian monk call St. Benedict. There was different orders for different monks e.g Benedictines, Augustinians and poor Clare’s.
  6. 6. When a boy joined the monastery he was called a novice. He would learn the rules and see if the life suited him. If the abbot thought he would make a good monk he would let him take solemn vows. These were promises of poverty (he must not own anything., chastity (he must not marry) and obedience (he must do what the abbot told him). Then his hair was cut in a tonsure. This was a bald patch in the middle of his head. It showed the man was a monk.
  7. 7. If people needed help of monks or nuns they had to go to them. There was around 1200 of a different kind of a monk appeared. There were called friars. Friars travelled around from place to place helping the poor. One group was called the Franciscans after its founder St, Francis of Assisi.
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