The History of Leith

May 9, 2008

Medieval Britain – Religious Orders

Monastic Orders
Benedictines – founded by St. Benedict in 529 AD. The largest order, the Benedictines were noted for their learning. The four vows of these monks were to obedience,chastity, poverty, and manual labour for 7 hours each day. St. Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury from 960 AD, was responsible for establishing a large number of Benedictine houses. for more click here

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