General Information Religious Orders Military Orders

General Information:

 Medieval Monasticism :  This site has a little bit of everything.

 The Medieval Monastic Page- :  A page
     dedicated to Medieval Monasticism.

 Monasticism- :  A collection of links to
     primary sources about monasticism.

 'Monastic Life' - Everyday life for
     monks.  This site has super basic information on monasticism.

 Holy Rules :  Rules of monastic living.

 Monastic Spirituality :  A wonderful look at the way monks sought God.

 The Medieval Paige-Medieval Monasticism

  Gregorian Chants. History, texts and explanations.

  History of Scriptoria :  Great information on the monastic effort to create illuminated manuscripts.

Religious Orders:

   The Order of Saint Benedict Home Page

  Saint Benedict and His Order and  Catholic Online Saint Benedict Page

 Medieval Sourcebook: The Rule of St. Benedict, c.530 :  The rule that became the basis for all monastic life.

 The Abbey of Montecassino - Home Page :  The original abbey founded by St. Benedict.

 Tour of Melk Abbey  :  One of the largest Benedictine monasteries.

 Medieval Sourcebook: Rule of St. Columba 6th Century :  Take a look at Irish monasticism.

The Franciscans , Order of Friars Minor and The  Rule of Life by St. Francis.

 Franciscan Timeline :  Basics of the Franciscan Order.

The Dominican Tradition - Index :  Lots of information on St. Dominic and the Dominicans.

Military Orders:

 Introduction to the Military Orders,

 Recruitment to the Military Orders in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries,

 Knights of the Temple :  Good information on the Knights Templar.

 The Templars,

 Knights Templar Preceptory Portcullis :  A FANTASTIC site.

 The Teutonic Knights

 The Rule of St. Benedict Compared with the Rule of the Templars

 The Primitive Rule of the Templars

 In Praise of the New Knighthood, :  Primary source by St. Bernard of Clairvaux.