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MONKS

THE MONASTIC SYSTEM WAS INTEGRAL TO MEDIEVAL PILGRIMAGE AND THE INFRASTRUCTURE WHICH GREW UP AROUND IT. MONKS WERE GUARDIANS OF THE HOLY RELICS WHICH WERE THE GOAL OF THE PILGRIMAGES AND IT WAS THEY, ULTIMATELY, WHO DETERMINED THE NATURE OF ROMANESQUE ART WHICH ACCOMPANIED PILGRIMAGE

There are those who pray

The Monastic Age

Benedictines and Canons Regular

The riches of a man are the redemption of his soul

Cluny

Cluny and the Compostelan Pilgrimage

 

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