from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a contemplative monastic order founded by reformist Benedictines in France in 1098.
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- n. A member of a monastic order, related to the Benedictines, who hold a vow of silence
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A monk of the prolific branch of the Benedictine Order, established in 1098 at Cîteaux, in France, by Robert, abbot of Molesme. For two hundred years the Cistercians followed the rule of St. Benedict in all its rigor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of an order of monks and nuns which takes its name from its original convent, C îteaux (Cistercium), near Dijon, in France, where the society was founded in 1098 by Robert, abbot of Molesme, under the rule of St. Benedict.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. member of an order of monks noted for austerity and a vow of silence
Here is an update on the Wisconsin Cistercian monastery and it's exciting project to produce a new Psalter.
Such a gallery often served as the choir space for nuns in Cistercian and Dominican monasteries.
Studies in Irish Cistercian History by Colmcille O. Conbhuidhe
= -- Useful as the Benedictines were, there were some monks who complained that the extreme self-denial of their founder, St. Benedict, was no longer to be met with, and the complainants had lately originated a new order, called the Cistercian, from Cîteaux, in Burgundy, the site of their first abbey.
Bernard of Clairvaux, thence called Cistercian, of which monks,
In the Monasticon and Tanner's Notitia it is called a Cistercian abbey, but this is a mistake, and so is the statement in the Notitia that the priory was annexed to New College,
A reader from Norway sent in interesting news of the founding of a Cistercian monastery in that country -- a country whose official religious affiliation is evangelical Lutheranism -- in Munkeby, near the site of a mediaeval Cistercian monastery long in ruins.
Stemming from the recent NLM piece on the Use, History and Development of the "Planeta Plicata" or Folded Chasuble, one of our readers, a Cistercian, noted the following in the comments:
On 24 September 1445, Hermann Leicht, the young shepherd of the nearby Cistercian abbey of Langheim, saw a crying child in a field.
Using a gothic context, it strikes me that the noble simplicity and noble beauty that the Church envisions could equally be found in the forms that characterized much mediaeval Cistercian architecture, to the more colourful and luminous work of the gothic revival movement and the likes of Sir Ninian Comper for example.