A monk, or lay brother or nun, of the Cistercian Order. They wore white so were called the White Monks. The Cistercians were a reforming order of the Church, who sought to reform the church through spiritual and physical hardship, from 1098AD. This was first achieved at Citeaux from where the order took its name - under the leadership of Stephen H...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20766
Religious of the Order of Cîteaux, a Benedictine reform, established at Cîteaux in 1098 by St. Robert, Abbot of Molesme in the Diocese of Langres, for the purpose of restoring as far as possible the literal observance of the Rule of St. Benedict.
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The Catholic Monastic Order went as a reform movement from the Order of Benedictine and has its origin in the French Burgundy, It was founded in 1098 by Robert de Molesme (1029-1111) in the Cîteaux family monastery north of Beaune founded. As a significant distinction, the monks wear white instead of black Benedictine cowls. Saint Bernard de Clair...Found on https://glossary.wein-plus.eu/cistercian
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