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An Overview of Monastic Orders
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abbey church Abbey of Saint abbot altar ambulatory apse arches barrel vault bays beautiful became began belfry bell benedictine bishop buildings built Burgundy Calatrava called Carthusian castle cell cenobitic chapter charterhouse Chartreuse choir christian cistercian abbeys cistercian churches Citeaux Clairvaux cloister cluniac Cluny columns construction convent dates back decorated door dormitory east Eberbach Abbey facade famous Father Figure Fontenay fortress Fossanova Fossanova Abbey foundations founded France Friars Minor gothic Grandmontines granges groin vaults hermits Holy king Knights large number laybrothers live Louis magnificent Maulbronn Abbey mention meters monastery monastic architecture monasticism monks nave nuns Office Order Ourscamp Paris Pope poverty and simplicity prayer Premonstratensians prior radiating chapels rebuilt refectory religious rib vaulted romanesque Rule of Saint Saint Benedict Saint Bernard Saint Denis sanctuary semi-circular side aisles soon spiritual stone style stylites Suger Templars thirteenth century towers transept twelfth century wall yards