Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to St. Gilbert or to the order founded by him. See II.
- n. One of a religious order founded in England in the first half of the twelfth century by St. Gilbert, lord of Sempringham in Lincolnshire, the monks of which observed the rule of St. Augustine, and the nuns that of St. Benedict. The Gilbertines were confined to England, and their houses were suppressed by Henry VIII.
“A Gilbertine monastery was founded here about the middle of the twelfth century, during the lifetime of St. Gilbert of”
“The monasteries of the Gilbertine Congregation were nearly always double, for men and women.”
“University of Stamford, Sempringham Hall, founded by Robert Lutrell in 1292, was especially for the students of the Gilbertine”
“These included six Premonstratensian houses, one Gilbertine, and one of the”
“Gilbertine monastery had only one church: this was divided unevenly by a wall, the main part of the building being for the nuns, the lesser part, to the south, for the canons.”
“Each Gilbertine house now practically consisted of four communities, one of nuns, one of canons, one of lay sisters, and one of lay brothers.”
“Gilbertine Order, which he was the first is "Master", and constructed at Sempringham, with the help of Alexander, a dwelling and cloister for his nuns, at the north of the church of St. Andrew.”
“All the Gilbertine houses were situated in England, except two which were in Westmeath, Ireland.”
“The habit of the Gilbertine canons consisted of a black tunic reaching to the ankles, covered with a white cloak and hood, which were lined with lamb's wool.”
“Gilbertine nuns, but the male religious of that order were canons regular and followed the Rule of St. Augustine.”
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