Cloisters of Saint John Lateran, Rome. Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ern/50642555/

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Thirty-Five Abbeys And Priories. Nineteen Friaries. Two Major Monastic Hospitals. Twenty-One Nunneries. Plus, The Double-House At Watton. 16th-Century Yorkshire.



Zephyrinus's latest late-night reading material.
"Monks, Friars and Nuns in Sixteenth Century Yorkshire"
(Yorkshire Archaeological Society Record Series)
by Claire Cross (Author) and Noreen Vickers (Author)
Illustration: AMAZON

Around 1530, all the Foundations mentioned in the Heading, above, accommodated over one thousand Monks, Canons, Friars, and Nuns. That was, approximately, eleven per cent of all Religious men and women in England and Wales.

Oh, that we had those same numbers of Religious, today.

Keep Praying.


Rievaulx Abbey, Yorkshire.
Illustration: ENGLISH HERITAGE


Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire.
Illustration: HISTORIC UK


Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire.
Illustration: DEVONSHIRE ARMS COTTAGES


Mount Grace Priory, Yorkshire.
The best-preserved and most accessible of the
ten 
Mediaeval Carthusian Houses (Charterhouses) in England.
Illustration: ENGLISH HERITAGE

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