Monk Events and Rolls

Monk Events and Rolls

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This is a story board of 6 monk events and rolls in their common life

Storyboard Text

  • Are you watching the vikings gladiator battle?
  • Yes
  • ?!?!?!?
  • The language of a monastery was Latin. Since the monks only used Latin, they could not understand non-monks
  • Children 5-7 or older could join monasteries and train to become monks. They were called oblates "offered ones" and received extra food. Since they would disrupt the discipline, in the 13th century, it was made law that parents could not offer their children until they are of age.
  • Pope, what do we do? They're clueless and eat all the food.
  • What do we do?? Eat more food?
  • Monks in monasteries took education very seriously. To become a monk you must be proficient in reading, writing, arithmetic, and Latin and also be familiar with singing and reading music. In the 13th century, rising educational standards allowed monks to go to universities. There they established houses for monks to get education and practice monk morals. Furthermore, because Christianity is a text based religion, if you cannot read you cannot be a Christian therefore, you could not become a monk if you are illiterate.
  • One role of monks in monasteries was to copy the manuscripts of classical authors and religious texts to preserve the valuable books. Other roles monks did were keeping track of current events and giving pilgrims a short term home.
  • "and so he said..."
  • There were 3 main rules monks had to follow: Vow of Poverty, Vow of Chasity, and Vow of Obedience. This means they could not own property, could not get married and they must follow the rules given to them.
  • I want to get married! My land!
  • Monks often drank wine. Moreover, one of their daily roles was to produce wine, ale and honey. Other daily tasks they could have had were: washing and cooking, farming, and medical care.
  • More wine please
  • This guy is so wasted...
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