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The Cistercian Community

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Images of abbots, monks and lay-brothers who made up the Cistercian community can be viewed in the following screens. These include contemporary images, which show how the monks saw themselves and were viewed by others, and also an artist’s impression of the medieval Cistercian community.

Initial from antiphonary (N. Italy) Two monks splitting a log
Doodle of lay-brother