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The Viking invasions destroyed the glory of Celtic monasticism.
For a culture so reputedly bloodthirsty and 'barbarian,' the Celts were surpringsly winsome.
A Tradition for Neo-Pagan Times
ST. PATRICK'S DAY
Behind the fanciful legends of the fifth-century British missionary stands a man worthy of embellishment.
How Patrick may have convinced the Celts to turn from ritual killings to the one who died for all.
Celtic Christianity is not as theologically unique as many have supposed.
Irish monks and nuns are famous for their spiritual heroics.
Though named for a gentle bird, the ascetic Columba wielded enormous influence with chieftans and kings—even after he died.
Legendary Brigit brought joy and the burning presence of God.
The legendary exploits of four early Celtic leaders.
One of today's popular hymns began as a medieval Irish prayer.
What happened when Roman and Celtic Christianity squared off at the Synod of Whitby?
The most famous Celtic prayer shows why the Celts are known for exalting both creation and the Creator.
Much that is heralded as Celtic Christianity today is neither Celtic nor Christian.
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June 25, 1115: St. Bernard founds a monastery at Clairvaux, France, that would soon become the center of the Cistercian religious order. The order had been established 17 years earlier to restore Benedictine monasticism to a more primitive and austere state, but it is Bernard who is most closely associated with it. He founded 70 Cistercian monasteries, which in turn founded another 100 in his lifetime (see issue 24: Bernard of Clairvaux).

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