monastic period


A period of Church history and theology from the early five hundreds, with the founding of Monte Cassino, to the late thirteenth century with the rise of universities. An example of a monastic period theologian is Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. He and other period theologians dealt primarily with personal spirituality and the personal relationship with God.

MLA Citation

  • “monastic period”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 August 2012. Web. 4 December 2020. <>