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  Clairvaux - LoveToKnow 1911
CLAIRVAUX, a village of north-eastern France, in the department of Aube, 40 m.
Clairvaux (Clara Vallis) is situated in the valley of the Aube on the eastern border of the Forest of Clairvaux.
The buildings (see Abbey) belong for the most part to the 18th century, but there is a large storehouse which dates from the 12th century.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Clairvaux   (122 words)

 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Clairvaux Abbey
Clairvaux abbey is a good example of the general arrangement and distribution of the various buildings which went to make up one of these vast establishments.
The wall is nearly encircled by a stream of water, artificially diverted from the small rivulets which flow through the precincts, furnishing the establishment with an abundant supply in every part, for the irrigation of the gardens and orchards, the sanitary requirements of the brotherhood and for the use of the offices and workshops.
In the former, as at Canterbury, the refectory ran east and west parallel to the nave of the church, on the side of the cloister farthest removed from it.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/cl/Clairvaux_Abbey   (1483 words)

Clairvaux, as the new abbey is already called in a charter of 1116.
Abbey of Clairvaux and obliged his successors to pay to it every year, on the feast of the Annunciation, fifty marabitains of gold.
Abbey of Alcobaça, whose abbots were always Grand Almoners of the Kings of Portugal.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03798c.htm   (624 words)

 Abbey of Clairvaux
In 1116 twelve monks from Clairvaux installed themselves at Trois-Fontaines in the Diocese of Chalons, under the guidance of Roger, one of the first converts St. Bernard by his eloquence had attracted from the celebrated school of Stephen of Vitry.
Clairvaux became the principal seat of the strict Observance.
Clairvaux became the property of the State, and during the Restoration its buildings were converted into a prison.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/c/clairvaux,abbey_of.html   (546 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Stephen sent the young Bernard, at the head of a band of monks, the third to leave Cîteaux, to found a new house at Vallée d'Absinthe, or Valley of Bitterness, in the Diocese of Langres.
The influence of the Abbot of Clairvaux was soon felt in provincial affairs.
Abbey, near the Salvian Waters in Rome, from which Pope Eugenius III was chosen.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02498d.htm   (3237 words)

 Clairvaux Abbey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Clairvaux Abbey (Clara Vallis in Latin), a Cistercian monastery,was founded in 1115 by St.
Although the original building is now in ruins--and a high-security prison now occupies the grounds (see Clairvaux Prison)--Clairvaux Abbey was a good example of the general layout of a Cistercian monastery.
This stereotyped arrangement is further shown by the illustration of the mother establishment of Citeaux.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Clairvaux_Abbey   (1469 words)

 Saint Joseph's Abbey
Petit Clairvaux became an autonomous abbey in 1876, and the monks elected one of the Belgians, Dom Dominic Schietecatte (1834-1919), as the first abbot.
At the same time, the Abbey of Gethsemani, which was founded in Kentucky in 1848, was designated as Petit Clairvaux's "motherhouse" in which capacity it could be relied upon for fraternal oversight and support.
Ground for Spencer's abbey church and quadrangle was broken on March 19, 1952 and hardly a year later, on August 15, 1953, the first Mass was solemnly celebrated in the new church.
www.spencerabbey.org /history.html   (2475 words)

 Clairvaux and the Cistercian order
Clairvaux was 'to a large extent destroyed by the fanatical devotees of Reason in the French Revolution' [p.81].
Two mountains begin to rise not far from the abbey and are at first separated by the incision of a narrow valley, through the widening aperture of which they are cloven into a gorge as they get nearer the abbey.
Further on, the rear of the abbey protrudes into a broad plain, no small part of which is enclosed by the wall that surrounds the abbey with its extensive circuit.
www.gardenvisit.com /got/6/clairvaux.htm   (921 words)

On his way he stayed in the Cistercian abbey of Clairvaux and was so impressed with life at the monastery that he decided to become a Cistercian monk himself.
In 1540 the royal commissioners reported that the abbey church had been used as the local parish church for some time prior to the Dissolution and that much of the precinct was in a state of ruin.
Several of the monks stayed on at the abbey and in 1623 the title of abbot of Mellifont was granted to Patrick Barnewell and again in 1648 to John Devreux.
cistercians.shef.ac.uk /abbeys/mellifont.php   (1167 words)

 Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. Cistercian Doctor of the Church, Last of the Fathers. By M. Basil Pennington OCSO.
Bernard, the founding abbot of Clairvaux Abbey in Burgundy, was one of the most commanding Church leaders in the first half of the twelfth century as well as one of the greatest spiritual masters of all times and the most powerful propagator of the Cistercian reform.
He was born in Fontaines-les-Dijon in 1090 and entered the Abbey of Citeaux in 1112, bringing thirty of his relatives with him, including five of his brothers-- his youngest brother and his widowed father followed later.
Stephen Harding, he was sent in 1115 to begin a new monastery near Aube: Clairvaux, the Valley of Light.
www.osb.org /cist/bern.html   (502 words)

 Kloster Arnsburg - Englisch
The abbey was founded in the year 1174, as a donation by the Lords of Arnsburg, who had lived in the Arnsburg castle until then and had moved to the Münzenburg — a castle which you can still see today from the main road leading to Arnsburg.
At the end of the 18th century, during the War of Revolution, the abbey was used as a military hospital.
The abbey’s library was given to the family of Solms-Laubach, the archives to the family of Solms-Lich.
www.kloster-arnsburg.de /kloster/klostere.htm   (1302 words)

 Introduction to Esrum Abbey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Cistercian Abbey at Esrum was founded in 1151 as daughter house of the Abbey at Clairvaux.
The Abbey became the greatest and most influential Cistercian monastery in the North, and the mother house of a large number of monasteries in Denmark, North Germany and Poland, among them Vitskøl, Sorø, Ryd, Dargun in the Wendish area (later moved to Eldena near Greifswald) and Colbaz in Poland.
The Cistercian Abbey at Esrum was consecrated to the Virgin Mary.
www.esrum.dk /kloster/introduction.htm   (837 words)

 Abbey of Mellifont
During the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries the rivalries between the English and Irish exerted a baneful influence, peace gave way to discord, and in more than one case the general chapter, and even the sovereign pontiff, were forced to intervene.
The king seized the treasures of the abbey, and the annals were either lost or destroyed, and with them the names of many remarkable men.
In 1566 the abbey, with its dependencies, was given to Edward Moore, chief of the family Drogheda, and passed, in 1727, to Balfour of Townley Hall, during whose term of ownership all fell to the speedy decay and desolate ruin of the present day.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/m/mellifont,abbey_of.html   (506 words)

 CLARAVALLIS Dossier 2005 | Claravallis.org © 2005
Clairvaux is a 33ha property loaded with over 900 years of history; a European history of spirituality and civilization.
Restoring the Clairvaux Abbey so it may serve as a cultural and spiritual sit e by proposing exhibitions addressing the monastic and penitentiary life throughout the times to the present; hosting conferences inviting private and public parties to discuss current themes.
Clairvaux is a place necessitating an emotional outlook towards its cultural significance and a rational take on the structural order of social lifestyles.
www.claravallis.org /site/claravallis_dossier_2005.htm   (1199 words)

 The Abbey of the Genesee Piffard NY Monks' Bread Cistercians Trappist Monk
The Abbey of Gethsemani; Place of Peace and Paradox, 150 Years in the Life of America's Oldest Trappist Monastery, Dianne Aprile.
Abbey Psalter The book of psalms, Grail version, used by our community for the Divine Office.
NOTE: The Abbey Psalter is also available directly from the Abbey of the Genesee.
www.geneseeabbey.org /books-spirituality.html   (3523 words)

 Insight Page on the Cistercian Order (two)
The power of the great medieval abbeys and priories was being broken and replaced by the power of a multinational organization, and it is not surprising that there was much resistance from the former - turkeys have never knowingly voted for Christmas.
Portrait of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux in the Cathedral Treasury, Troyes.
The result was a drained bog and the Abbey of Clairvaux (which Napoleon later converted into a secure prison which it still is part of).
www.paradoxplace.com /Insights/Cistercians/Cistercians_Two.htm   (1504 words)

 The Knights Templar | Bernard Of Clairvaux | templarhistory.com
Bernard announced his determination to follow the Cistercian way of life and together with his entourage he swamped the small abbey, swelling the number of brothers there to such an extent that it was inevitable that more abbeys would have to be formed.
It is known that the land upon which Clairvaux was built was donated by the Count of Champagne, based at the nearby city of Troyes.
Clairvaux became the Mother House of many new Cistercian monasteries, not least of all Fountaines Abbey in Yorkshire, England, which itself was to rise to the rank of most prosperous abbey on English soil.
www.templarhistory.com /stbernard.html   (1741 words)

 New Catholic Dictionary: Clairvaux   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Former Cistercian abbey, department of Aube, France, founded in 1115 by Saint Bernard, as a branch of Citeaux, it sent out many colonies of monks who formed other monasteries.
Blessed Bernardo Pignatelli, later Pope Eugene III, was a monk of Clairvaux.
In the French Revolution the property was confiscated, and since then the abbey buildings have been used for a penitentiary.
www.catholic-forum.com /saints/ncd02059.htm   (61 words)

 The Cistercians and Trappists
All Cistercians were to obey the Rule in a uniform manner in order that "an indissoluble unity may be forever maintained between abbeys." To ensure that these ideals were followed, the Carta Caritatis stipulated that each house was subject to a regular visitation by the abbot of its parent house.
This abbey is interesting for the conflict between the Anglo-Normans and Irish that occurred there.
Cistercian Martyrs of the Eucharist, Abbey of the Genesee, Trappist Monks
www.faculty.de.gcsu.edu /~dvess/ids/medieval/cist.html   (1875 words)

 OSB. The Cistercians, the Trappists and the Lay Associates. Index.
The Cistercians, the Trappists and the Lay Associates.
One of the most fruitful reformations of the Order of Saint Benedict was effected by God's grace in Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
Cistercian Studies Quarterly (1966-), an international review of the Christian monastic and contemplative spiritual tradition.
www.osb.org /cist   (264 words)

 Mellifont Abbey: A Virtual Tour
On the way to Rome, he visited Clairvaux, and was so touched by St. Bernard and the life at Clairvaux that he was converted to the monastic life.
In 1272, Hore Abbey, or St. Patrick's Rock, was founded by archbishop David Mac Cearbhaill; this was Mellifont's last daughter house and it would be the last Cistercian monastery founded in Ireland until the nineteenth century.
This is an excellent indication, as one would expect, that the English statutes were not universally nor easily accepted; it also indicates that the hostility and bigotry towards mixing of cultures was not simply on the side of the English as expressed in the statutes, but also existed on the part of the Irish.
www.faculty.de.gcsu.edu /~dvess/ids/medieval/mellifont/mellifont.shtml   (2264 words)

 TimeRef - History Timelines - Rievaulx Abbey
It was a daughter house of the French abbey at Clairvaux.
Normally abbeys are built on an east-west axis, but at Rievaulx restictions meant that the main axis of the church is almost north-south.
The abbey was founded by William de Roumare I, earl of Lincoln and the first abbot was Ailred, who moved back to Rievaulx in 1146 to become the head of that abbey.
www.btinternet.com /~timeref/hpl695.htm   (369 words)

 Visit Kinloss Abbey, Moray, Scotland
In 1115 he left Citeaux to found an Abbey at Clairvaux and from that point forward the spread of the Cistercian Order was spectacular.
He founded an Abbey "in a place of horror and dreary solitude" at Rivaulx in Yorkshire.
One of these was Melrose in the borders of Scotland and it was, of course, from Melrose that the monks came to found Kinloss Abbey in 1150.
www.doddy.co.uk /kinlossabbey/cistercians/index.htm   (408 words)

And all the time he was drawing to his abbey of Clairvaux, and sending as colonists all over Europe, a corps d'élite that counted among its numbers a pope, cardinals, bishops, and saints not a few.
Bernard's feats of endurance and the interminable list of his wonders fill almost all the space in his biographies that is not given to his achievements as founder of Clairvaux and her many daughters, as champion of the Church, and as the hammer of heretics.
He was, after his first years at Clairvaux, too weak to take part in any manual work; even walking exhausted him; and to his lifelong friends the characteristic memory was of a Bernard seated, emaciated and in pain.
www.ewtn.com /library/MARY/BERNARD.HTM   (2216 words)

 Saint Malachy Parish - Our Patron Saint
During those centuries Ireland preserved the literature of Christian civilization; students flocked to her abbeys and monasteries for their education; and for several hundred years she was indeed the island of saints and scholars.
That year his uncle, lay-abbot at the Abbey of Bangor, resigned the abbey to Malachy in hopes that he might return it to its former status and observance.
With ten members of Eimar's community of hermits he rebuilt the abbey and ruled it for a year, during which time several miracles were attributed to him.
www.saint-malachy.org /patron.html   (2177 words)

 Claravallis Dossier 2005, Paris, France & Berlin, Germany | cdmb architects © 2005
The densities and the complexities of the Clairvaux site are impregnated by the histories of the Abbey and the prison.
On the contrary we must illuminate the life contained within the existing structures; the life that made them pass from the “ Celestial City ” (the Clairvaux Abbey) to the “ Contra City ” (the prison life that has occupied them for the past two centuries).
Restoring the Clairvaux Abbey so it may serve as a cultural and spiritual site by proposing exhibitions addressing the monastic and penitentiary life throughout the times to the present; hosting conferences inviting private and public parties to discuss current themes.
www.barlieb.com /architecture_portfolio/claravallis.htm   (626 words)

 Our History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Our Lady of Guadalupe Abbey is a monastery of Cistercian (Trappist) monks who are devoted to a life of contempation in a cloistered atmosphere.
The Abbey began in April, 1948 at Pecos, New Mexico, as a foundation made by the Community at Valley Falls, Rhode Island.
The Cistercian Order dates back to the Abbey of Citeaux (near Dijon, France), which was founded in 1098 AD by monks who willed to live the Rule of St. Benedict in more poverty, seclusion, and strictness than was customary where they were.
www.trappistabbey.org /history.html   (357 words)

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