History of the Order

by Sister Kathleen O'Neill
Mississippi Abbey, Dubuque, Iowa, USA

 

Bibliography - Chronology

Symbols and Abbreviations

General History

History of Monasticism

Origins

Early Christian Monasticism: the East

Egypt
Palestine
Gaza & Sinai
St John Climacus
Syria
Asia Minor
Constantinople
Persia, Armenia, Georgia
Greece

Early Christian Monasticism: the West

Eastern roots
North Africa
Italy
Gaul
Celtic Monasticism
England
Iberia
Germanic Lands

8th-9th Centuries

10th Century

Cluny
Cluny & Cîteaux

11th Century

Camaldoli
Fonte Avellana
Vallombrosa
Grandmont
La Grande Chartreuse
Molesme

Fouding of Cîteaux

12th Century

13th Century

14th Century

15th Century

16th Century

17th Century

18th Century

French Revolution and Consequences

19th Century

20th Century