This decorative letter opens the Prologue to the Rule of St Benedict, a very influential book of instructions, which set the times of communal prayer and dietary regulations for the Benedictine Order. This is an example of spiritual guidance provided for monks about how they should live when they have chosen to dedicate their lives completely to the Church.
- Article by:
- Alixe Bovey
The Church was a powerful force in medieval England. Here Dr Alixe Bovey examines how the Church was organised, why people went on pilgrimages, and what happened to dissenters.