Black Monk

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Black Monk

n
(Roman Catholic Church) a Benedictine monk
References in classic literature ?
The old abbey flourished then; and the five sisters, living on its fair domains, paid yearly dues to the black monks of St Benedict, to which fraternity it belonged.
It was a bright and sunny morning in the pleasant time of summer, when one of those black monks emerged from the abbey portal, and bent his steps towards the house of the fair sisters.
There was a sullen darkness in the sky, and the sun had gone angrily down, tinting the dull clouds with the last traces of his wrath, when the same black monk walked slowly on, with folded arms, within a stone's-throw of the abbey.
It also includes slates from the roof of Chicago's demolished St Laurence Church, a local landmark of white Catholic and black Protestant tensions, and a video of Billy Sings Amazing Grace, featuring the soul singer, Billy Forston, and Gates' gospel ensemble, The Black Monks of Mississippi.
Columba's legacy; visual arts and Vikings; black monks and black nuns; disaster and renewal; a romantic ruin; George, 8th Duke of Argyll; the trustees' restoration; George MacLeod and the Iona community; safeguarding the future.