Monastic clothing. Benedictine monks in 19th century.

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Benedictine monks costumes. Ecclesiastical Dress. Monastic clothing.

Benedictine monks

Clothing of Benedictine monks in 1870, 19th century.


Monastic clothing. Costumes of Religious Orders.

The Benedictine (Latin Ordo Sancti Benedict, OSB) are a contemplative order of aligned within the Roman Catholic Church. Also in Anglicanism and Lutheranism few Benedictine monasteries have been preserved. It is named after its founder, St. Benedict of Nursia, and is the oldest Order of western religious life.

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