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* The monastery and monks of Lindisfarne are an important part of British author / broadcastor Melvyn Bragg's epic, historically based novel " Credo " published in 1996.
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An ivory tablet in the infant's cask recounts the story of his sinful origins and is preserved for the child by the monks of a monastery in the fishing village.
This rule proved inconvenient when a monastery was situated in a desert or at a distance from a city, and necessity compelled the ordination of some monks.
A monastery must have been granted the status of an abbey by the Pope, and such monasteries are normally raised to this level after showing a degree of stability — a certain number of monks in vows, a certain number of years of establishment, a certain firmness to the foundation in economic, vocational and legal aspects.
Historically, in some Celtic monasteries abbesses presided over joint-houses of monks and nuns, the most famous example being Saint Brigid of Kildare's leadership in the founding of the monastery at Kildare in Ireland.
It was not uncommon for the Merovingian, Carolingian, or later kings to make laymen abbots of monasteries ; the layman would often use the income of the monastery as his own and leave the monks a bare minimum for the necessary expenses of the foundation.
The kindness of some monks supplied him with his first workshop, which was the vacant cell of a monastery.
During the following centuries the monks from this monastery had an influencing effect on Portuguese culture.
The Life of Ceolfrith, written in about 710, records that only two surviving monks were capable of singing the full offices ; one was Ceolfrith and the other a young boy, who according to the anonymous writer had been taught by Ceolfrith and was " now a priest of the same monastery ".
He found time also to visit personally the great Benedictine monastery on Monte Cassino, where he succeeded in persuading the monks to accept his more rigorous rule.
Celibacy is required of monastics — monks, nuns and friars — even in a rare system of double cloisters, in which husbands could enter the ( men's ) monastery while their wives entered a ( women's ) sister monastery.
Saint Brieuc founded the city that bears his name in Brittany, Saint Colmán founded the great monastery of Bobbio in northern Italy and one of his monks was Saint Gall for whom the Swiss town of St Gallen and canton of St Gallen.
The chief theological opponents of iconoclasm were the monks Mansur ( John of Damascus ), who, living in Muslim territory as advisor to the Caliph of Damascus, was far enough away from the Byzantine emperor to evade retribution, and Theodore the Studite, abbot of the Stoudios monastery in Constantinople.
Originally written simply for the monks of a neighboring monastery, the Ladder swiftly became one of the most widely read and much-beloved books of Byzantine spirituality.
The monastery was built with funds given by the Byzantine Emperor Constantine IX, after three monks, living in caves nearby, had petitioned him while he was in exile on the island of Mytilene.
There were a number of monasteries in and around the town, including a Benedectine monastery after which the Barfussgässchen ( Barefoot Alley ) is named and a monastery of Irish monks near the present day Ranstädter Steinweg ( old Via Regia ).
The oldest reference to Maltese comes from the Benedictine monks of Catania, who were unable to open a monastery in Malta, in 1364, because they could not understand the native language.
For example, the 12th century copperplates found at Isdhoo Island state that the monks ( Sangumanun ) from the monastery at that island were brought to Male ' and beheaded.
* St. Sabbas the Sanctified organized the monks of the Judean Desert in a monastery close to Bethlehem ( 483 ), now known as Mar Saba, which is considered the mother of all monasteries of the Eastern Orthodox churches.
In examining the origins of the monastic cloister, Walter Horn found that " as a manorial entity the Carolingian monastery ... differed little from the fabric of a feudal estate, save that the corporate community of men for whose sustenance this organization was maintained consisted of monks who served God in chant and spent much of their time in reading and writing.
The writings in these codices, dating back to the 2nd century AD, comprised 52 mostly Gnostic tractates ( treatises ), believed to be a library hidden by monks from the nearby monastery of St Pachomius when the possession of such banned writings, denounced as heresy, was made an offence.
Hiei, with its sōhei ( warrior monks ) of the Tendai school who aided the anti-Nobunaga group by helping Azai-Asakura alliance, was an issue for Nobunada since the monastery was so close to his residency.
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Bede also travelled to the monastery of Lindisfarne, and at some point visited the otherwise unknown monastery of a monk named, a visit that is mentioned in a letter to that monk.
The first recorded Viking attack in Britain was in 793 at Lindisfarne monastery as given by the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
The monastery of Lindisfarne was founded by Irish monk Saint Aidan, who had been sent from Iona off the west coast of Scotland to Northumbria at the request of King Oswald ca.
In 1972, poet William Irwin Thompson named his Lindisfarne Association after the monastery on the island.
* The sack of Lindisfarne monastery by a fleet of opportunistic Vikings is a pivotal event in Charles Barnitz ' historical fantasy / adventure, The Deepest Sea ( 1996 )
It was recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle that the Northmen raided the important island monastery of Lindisfarne ( note that the generally accepted date is actually 8 June, not January ):
According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, Viking raiders struck England in 793 and raided Lindisfarne, the monastery that held Saint Cuthbert ’ s relics.
* June 8 – Vikings sack the monastery of Lindisfarne, Northumbria, their first major viking attack in England.
Some monasteries kept up the old traditions of mead-making as a by-product of beekeeping, especially in areas where grapes could not be grown, a well known example being at Lindisfarne, where mead continues to be made to this day, albeit not in the monastery itself.
Edwin had been baptised by Paulinus of York, an Italian who had come with the Gregorian mission from Rome, but his successor Oswald also invited Irish monks from Iona to found the monastery at Lindisfarne where Cuthbert was to spend much of his life.
In 875 the Danes took the monastery of Lindisfarne and the monks fled, carrying with them St Cuthbert's body around various places including Melrose.
The Lindisfarne Gospels ( London, British Library Cotton MS Nero D. IV ) is an Illuminated manuscript gospel book produced around the year 700 AD in a monastery off the coast of Northumberland at Lindisfarne, which is now on display in the British Library in London.
In around 635 AD, the Irish missionary Aidan founded the Lindisfarne monastery on “ a small outcrop of land ” on Lindisfarne.
Eadfrith and Ethelwald were both bishops at the monastery of Lindisfarne where the manuscript was produced.
According to Aldred ’ s colophon, the Lindisfarne Gospels were made in honour of God and Saint Cuthbert, a Bishop of the Lindisfarne monastery who was becoming “ Northern England ’ s most popular Saint ”.
Born a Northumbrian noble, he entered religious life as a teenager and studied at Lindisfarne, at Canterbury, in Gaul, and at Rome ; he returned to Northumbria in about 660, and became the abbot of a newly founded monastery at Ripon.