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Cloister of Saint Trophimus, in Arles, France
Cloister of Abbaye de Fontenay, in Marmagne, France
Cloister of Abbaye de Fontenay, in Marmagne, France

A cloister (from Latin claustrum) is a part of cathedral, monastic and abbey architecture. A cloister consists usually of four corridors, with a courtyard or garth in the middle. It is intended to be both covered from the rain, but open to the air. The attachment of a cloister to a Cathedral church usually indicates that it is (or was once) a monastic foundation. Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. ... The majority of upperclassmen at Princeton University take their meals in one of eleven eating clubs, which are an amalgamation of dining halls and Greek-letter fraternities. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In 1893, the year in which Cloister won the Grand National, this fine, handsome, big stamp of a chaser made the contest look like a one horse race. ... Garden at The Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park, New York City The Cloisters is the branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art dedicated to the art and architecture of the European Middle Ages. ... cloister of St. ... cloister of St. ... Coordinates Administration Country Region Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur Department Bouches-du-Rhône (Subprefecture) Arrondissement Arles Canton Chief town of 2 cantons: Arles-Est and Arles-Ouest Intercommunality Agglomeration community of Arles-Crau-Camargue-Montagnette Mayor Hervé Schiavetti (PS) (2001-2008) Statistics Altitude 0 m–57 m (avg. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Cathedral (disambiguation). ... Monasticism (from Greek: monachos—a solitary person) is the religious practice of renouncing all worldly pursuits in order to fully devote ones life to spiritual work. ... Bold textTHIS IS THE PAGE THAT A.S. REALLY NEEDS!! THIS IS NOW MARKED!!! ] ps i like A.O. This article is about an abbey as a Christian monastic community. ... A court or courtyard is an enclosed area, often a space enclosed by a building that is open to the sky. ...

Cloistered (or "Claustral") life is also another name for the life of a monk or nun in the enclosed religious orders; the modern English term enclosure is used in contemporary Catholic church law[1] to mean cloistered, and cloister is sometimes used as a synonym for monastery. For other uses, see Monk (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Nun (disambiguation). ... Enclosed religious orders of the Christian church have solemn vows with a strict separation from the affairs of the external world. ... Monastery of St. ...

In medieval times, cloisters served the primary function of quiet meditation or study gardens.

The worldwide biggest cloister (12000 m²) is in the Certosa di Padula in southern Italy. The Certosa di Padula, also known as Carthusian Monastery of Padula or Chartreuse of Padula or or , is a large famous Carthusian monastery in the Cilento National Park near Salerno in Southern Italy. ... Southern Italy, often referred to in Italian as the Mezzogiorno (a term first used in 19th century in comparison with French Midi ) encompasses six of the countrys 20 regions: Basilicata Campania Calabria Puglia Sicilia Sardinia Sicilia although it is geographically and administratively included in Insular Italy, it has a...

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In Roman architecture a peristyle is a columned porch or open colonnade in a building that surrounds a court that may contain an internal garden. ... Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ...


  1. ^ The Code of Canon Law, Canon 667 ff. English translation copyright 1983 The Canon Law Society Trust [1]

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According to the Benedictine arrangement, which from its suitability to the requirements of monastic life was generally adopted in the West, one side ~of the cloister was formed by the church, the refectory occupying the side opposite to it, that the worshippers might have the least annoyance from the noise or smell of the repasts.
This magnificent cloister consists of four ambulatories as wide and lofty as the nave of a church, erected in 1278 by Giovanni Pisano round a cemetery composed of soil brought from Palestine by Archbishop Lanfranchi in the middle of the 12th century.
The cloister of a religious house was the scene of a large part of the life of the inmates of a monastery.
Cloister - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (93 words)
A cloister (from latin claustrum) is a part of cathedral and abbey architecture.
A cloister consists usually of four corridors, with a courtyard or quad in the middle.
Cloisteral life is another name for the life of a monk or nun.
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