Rievaulx Abbey

[ruins of Rievaulx Abbey]


Monastery in Yorkshire, England, founded in at the invitation of Thurston, Archbishop of Yorkshire. It became a brilliant centre of learning and holiness. Melrose was its most important offspring. It was confiscated by King Henry VIII; the estate is now in the possession of the Duncombe family, and the buildings have fallen into ruin.

Monks of Rievaulx

    MLA Citation

    • “Rievaulx Abbey”. Gazetteer of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 December 2009. Web. 13 June 2021. <http://catholicsaints.info/rievaulx-abbey/>