Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Bénédictins (Benedictines)

Monastic order established in 529 by Saint-Benedict.
The Benedictine monks are also referred to as black monks because of the colour of their habit.
The abbaye (abbey) of Cluny was a Benedictine abbey, and the clunisien (Cluniac) Order hence a Benedictine Order.
In the picture (Wikipedia) a medal of the Benedictine Order.

Bénédictins - Wikipedia

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