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  CLOISTER - LoveToKnow Article on CLOISTER
According to the Benedictine arrangement, which from its suitability to the requirements of monastic life was generally adopted in the West, one side ~of the cloister was formed by the church, the refectory occupying the side opposite to it, that the worshippers might have the least annoyance from the noise or smell of the repasts.
This magnificent cloister consists of four ambulatories as wide and lofty as the nave of a church, erected in 1278 by Giovanni Pisano round a cemetery composed of soil brought from Palestine by Archbishop Lanfranchi in the middle of the 12th century.
The cloister of a religious house was the scene of a large part of the life of the inmates of a monastery.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /C/CL/CLOISTER.htm   (1396 words)

 Cloister - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A cloister (from latin claustrum) is a part of cathedral and abbey architecture.
A cloister consists usually of four corridors, with a courtyard or quad in the middle.
Cloisteral life is another name for the life of a monk or nun.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cloister   (93 words)

 AllRefer.com - cloister (Architecture) - Encyclopedia
The cloister is a characteristic part of monastic institutions (see abbey), serving both as sheltered access to the various units of the group and for the recreation of the monks.
The 13th-century cloisters of two Roman churches, St. John Lateran and St. Paul's outside the Walls, are notable Romanesque examples, distinguished by twin spiral columns inlaid with rich glass mosaics.
The Renaissance cloisters are confined chiefly to Italy and Spain.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/cloister.html   (345 words)

 CLOISTER - Definition
Usage: Cloister and convent are generic terms, and denote a place of seclusion from the world for persons who devote their lives to religious purposes.
They differ is that the distinctive idea of cloister is that of seclusion from the world, that of convent, community of living.
A cloister or convent for monks is called a monastery; for nuns, a nunnery.
www.hyperdictionary.com /dictionary/cloister   (269 words)

 Ephrata Cloister
Cloistered living was austere, members wore plain white hooded cloaks to disassociate themselves from the distraction of individual clothing styles.
Since food and clothing were produced within the Cloister, much time was involved in tending to a variety of everyday chores, such as gardening, mending, transporting goods between the numerous buildings, and naturally the laborious tasks of cooking and preparing meals.
The original cloister was brick encased in 1814 and officially incorporated in 1823.
www.cob-net.org /cloister.htm   (4577 words)

 Cloister Inn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cloister Inn -- founded 1912 -- was the 16th eating club to incorporate.
Cloister had begun contemplating a new home as early as 1920 and rejected two designs.
Cloister's public elevation squarely places it in the tradition of the later clubs, which took their inspiration from the University itself rather than the earlier clubs.
etc.princeton.edu /Campus/text_Cloister.html   (271 words)

 Ephrata Cloister
This design was intended to remind Cloister members to maintain a straight and narrow path in life and to teach them humility (by bending to enter).
The Cloister highly respected their neighbors as well as the surrounding land and environment.
Cloister members left behind beautiful music, poems and art work, painstakingly created by somewhat mystical people who were devoted to their work and worship.
www.paturnpike.com /tools/newsletters/summer98/page-7.htm   (705 words)

On the other hand, the law of cloister does not apply to houses which are simply hired by religious, and which cannot therefore he looked upon as fixed and definitive homes, nor to the Villa-houses to which the religious go for recreation on fixed days or for a few weeks every year.
Finally, it may be added that it is for the provincial superior to fix the limits of the cloister and the point at which it begins, in comformity with the usages of his order and with the local needs; of course his power is limited by the dispositions of the law.
It may be affirmed, as a matter of fact, that the cloister is often relaxed among Eastern monks, especially the schismatics; the exclusion of women, however, is very rigorous in the twenty convents of Mt. Athos and among the Egyptian monks.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04060a.htm   (4228 words)

 Alchemy of the Voice at Ephrata Cloister
The principles that governed the composition of the tunes mirrored alchemical relations; the dietary regulations imposed on choral group members aimed at the spiritualization of the voice; and the relations between Beissel and the group members were tinctured with the drama of the alchemical love and war that played out within him.
The cloister sisters wanted him to take over the school from the singing-master who first ran it, and so they taught Beissel what they had learned "and as soon as they saw that he had mastered the art, they dismissed their school-master."[37] The thousand or more
The grave of Conrad Beissel at the Cloister, Ephrata, Pennsylvania.
www.esoteric.msu.edu /Alchemy.html   (6230 words)

 THE CLOISTER - Sea Island, Georgia, USA
You've arrived at The Cloister, one of the country's leading resorts and since 1927 a golf and vacation destination of thousands of American and international vacationers.
Fronting The Cloister's private beach is the beach club with two large swimming pools (decks, outdoor bars and jacuzzis) and a restaurant offering outstanding cuisine in a casual atmosphere.
The Cloister was founded by Ohio auto magnate Howard E. Coffin and officially opened in 1928 by President Calvin Coolidge.
www.golflink.com /columns/alannichols/georgia.shtml   (1620 words)

Traditionally, the chapter house stood immediately adjacent to the church on the ground floor of the east range of the cloister, and we would expect that to be the case at Paray.
From the slender indications that remain, it is difficult to reconstruct the monastic topography at Paray during the early history of the present church.
Possibly, though not certainly, it belonged to the cloister whose existence is suggested by the documents.
www.reed.edu /~mkerr/papers/thesis/clois.html   (2334 words)

 Cloister   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cloister is a Mac OS X application (Objective-C/Cocoa) designed to keep track of technical papers.
Cloister makes use of btparse, part of the LGPL btOOL project, and SQLite which is in the public domain.
Cloister is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
cloister.sourceforge.net   (95 words)

 Cloister Recording Archive Tapes -- Note from the Editor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
As a result Cloister Recordings is able to offer to you tapes that penetrate many esoteric topics and contain awe-inspiring revelations and practical information on self transformation.
We here at Cloister Recordings understand how difficult and time consuming making a decision can be on which tape to buy next in order to further your understanding and ability to work on self.
The work of remastering these tapes is an ongoing effort that the staff of Cloister Recordings has been engaged in for many years and will continue to be engaged in for many more years.
www.slimeworld.org /cloister/tapes/tptoc02.html   (574 words)

 Cloister Creek - Learning Disabilities - Atlanta, GA
Several local families, eager to help, are often on campus to assist students with class projects, cooking, and to provide transportation to local activities.
There is a real sense of family at Cloister Creek and everyone is a part of the plan for success for your young adult.
Cloister Creek requires that each applicant submit the following in order to be considered for admission:
yp.bellsouth.com /sites/cloistercreek/page2.html   (501 words)

They did not even consider their cloisters, chapels, and meeting rooms too sacred; these they gave for the accommodation of those who were driven from their homes by the incursions of the hostile Indians.
The history of this town and its famed Cloister is interesting on account of the longevity of the latter institution and the associations connected with it.
The Cloister paper mill furnished some of the paper for this great undertaking, and the Brethren acted as agents and bookbinders for the interior counties.
www.horseshoe.cc /pennadutch/places/pennsylvania/lancasterco/towns/ephrata/ephrata.htm   (18767 words)

 Spiritual Life: Family Cloister: Benedictine Wisdom for the Home, The   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the preface, Robinson explains that the word "cloister" means "partition" or "enclosure." Just as monks or nuns form a religious community that is in some ways apart from the world, so too does the family have boundaries.
The Family Cloister is the most innovative book I have seen in the area of family spirituality.
The Family Cloister is so faithful to the spirit of Benedict that, if I didn't know better, I would have thought Benedict wrote his rule specifically for families with small children.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3885/is_200101/ai_n8946241   (1076 words)

 The Cloisters, New York
The Cloisters house the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection of art and architecture from medieval Europe.
Three of the cloisters reconstructed at the branch museum feature gardens planted according to horticultural information found in medieval treatises and poetry, garden documents and herbals, and medieval works of art, such as tapestries, stained-glass windows, and column capitals.
Fifty highlights from the collection housed at The Cloisters are presented online, organized first by culture and, within cultures, chronologically.
www.ny.com /museums/cloisters.html   (236 words)

 Cloister: Readers vote resort No. 1 | ajc.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
THE CLOISTER AT SEA ISLAND — a refined yet relaxed coastal Georgia retreat since 1928 — has been named the No. 1 resort in the United States by readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine.
The Cloister, which readers ranked at No. 5 in 2003, posted an overall score of 91.6 out of 100, based on ratings for rooms, service, food/dining, location and activities/facilities.
The Sea Island Co. is building a new, luxurious hotel — scheduled to open in 2006 — to replace the original.
www.ajc.com /travel/content/travel/content/1004/09cloister.html   (304 words)

 Philadelphia Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A medieval cloister, an arcaded walkway surrounding an open courtyard, was usually a space at the heart of a monastery where a variety of highly regulated events in the lives of members of the religious order took place, including silent prayer, meditation, or reading aloud from holy books.
The design for this cloister installed in the Museum is based on that at Saint-Genis-des-Fontaines in southwestern France, the source of some of the Museum's cloister capitals.
The massive basin of the fountain is decorated with a continuous design of arches on columns that echo the elements of the cloister itself.
www.philamuseum.org /collections/euro_dec_arts/1928-57-1b.shtml   (194 words)

 History, Ethnic -- Ephrata Cloister   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Founded in 1732, by Conrad Beissel, The Ephrata Cloister was one of America's earliest communal societies.
While the householders were farmers or craftsmen who lived nearby, the brothers and sisters lived at the Cloister in log, stone, and half-timbered buildings reminiscent of their Rhenish homeland.
Today visitors can experience the solemn, beautiful surroundings of the Cloister and visit many of its buildings to gain a unique insight into the lives of the members of this religious order.
www.fieldtrip.com /pa/77336600.htm   (434 words)

 Penguin Reading Guides | The Cloister Walk | Kathleen Norris
Part memoir, part meditation, The Cloister Walk is the movingly written and thought-provoking record of a married, Protestant woman's time spent in a community of men in a traditional Benedictine monastery in Minnesota.
An award-winning poet, Kathleen Norris brings her appreciation for language and metaphor to the reading of Bible, especially the psalms, and shares the way she slowly, sometimes painfully, "let words work the earth of her heart." Gradually she learns much about simplicity, patience, forgiveness, the value of community, and the responsibility of freedom.
It is in the sanctuary of the cloister that she at last achieves healing - finding peace in her sometimes troubled marriage and gaining a new understanding of her challenging life in the outside world.
www.penguinputnam.com /static/rguides/us/cloister_walk.html   (1441 words)

 cloister on Encyclopedia.com
Browning's 'Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister.' (Robert Browning)
The Cloister of Santa Maria Della Pace near the Piazza Navona.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/c1/cloister.asp   (736 words)

 French Culture | Art | Saint-Guilhem Cloister Reopens in New York: Oct. 7, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The 140 architectural elements from Saint Guilhem that were used to reconstruct the 12th-century cloister in New York were acquired by George Grey Barnard around 1900 and purchased for The Metropolitan Museum of Art by John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
Now, as part of the ongoing capital campaign at The Cloisters, a new peaked skylight and a translucent laylight below it has been constructed, allowing visitors to appreciate the marvelous contrast of light and shadow on the carved surfaces of the stone.
The damages were so severe that there is now no way of determining the original dimensions of the cloister or the number and sequence of its columns.
www.frenchculture.org /art/events/03guilhem.html   (575 words)

 The Cloister   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Cloister is a recent addition to the Cathedral.
When the renovation of the Cathedral became a reality, Philip Markwood, architect for the 1998 renovation, suggested that a Cloister connecting the Cathedral and the Centennial Chapel would be an appropriate space for a Columbarium.
Conceptually, the Cathedral Cloister adheres to the classical description of a “closed space”, a place for meditation and reflection.
www.christchurchcincinnati.org /newweb1/cathedral_tour/cloister.htm   (141 words)

 Touring Reading Abbey on Britannia: The Cloister
The Cloister was a quadrangular covered walkway, surrounding a central open garden, that connected all the buildings of the monk's inner ward.
It was used for rest and exercise, but also as a pleasant area in the sun where the monks did much of their writing, whether it be merely their accounts, copying some great illuminated religious work or composition of music.
Reading Abbey's cloister has completely gone, though many of its beautiful column capitals have been found during excavation and can be seen in Reading Museum.
www.britannia.com /tours/berks/rdgab06.html   (167 words)

 Jeff Bach: Voices of the Turtledoves
The Ephrata Cloister was a community of radical Pietist Germans founded by Georg Conrad Beissel (1691-1768), a charismatic mystic who had been a journeyman baker in Europe.
In 1720 he and a few companions sought a new life in William Penn's land of religious freedom, eventually settling on the banks of the Cocalico Creek in what is now Lancaster County.
During the summer of 1995 he served as Scholar in Residence at the Ephrata Cloister.
www.psupress.org /books/titles/0-271-02250-7.html   (439 words)

 LANSTON FONT | GOUDY INITIALS | CLOISTER INITIALS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This I did, and I produced what he was pleased to say "were the best G—d—d initials ever made." Maybe he was a little strong both as to sentiment and appreciation, but Cloister initials (Goudy Initials) have had a along and useful life and are still extensively used and copied.
In The Story of The Village Type Cloister Initials (Goudy Initials) were mentioned as designed in 1916, which is incorrect, since The Alphabet was not published until 1918.
Macintosh and TrueType are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Goudy Initials, Cloister Initials, and Lanston are trademarks of the Lanston Type Company / Gerald Giampa and his interests.
www.lanstontype.com /Giampa/GoudyInitials.html   (408 words)

 Medieval New York: Cloisters Herb Garden
This cloister dates from the late thirteenth or early fourteenth century, containing capitals and some columns from the Cistercian abbey at Bonnefont-en-Comminges and other local religious foundations in the south of France.
The naturalistic floral patterns decorating the double capitals in this cloister are a reaction in form to the robust, grotesque figures of Romanesque cloister carvings.
The herbs in the Bonnefont Cloister Garden are all grouped according to their uses.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/medny/herbgdn1.html   (1124 words)

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