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Middle Ages
Monks and Nuns

Middle Ages
Middle Ages

Monks and Nuns
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.28

     challenging words:    scriptorium, self-sufficient, meditation, medieval, monastery, monk, spiritual, lifestyle, nuns, travelers, reading, prayer, prayers, opus, separate, awaken
     content words:    Middle Ages, Opus Dei, Saint Benedict

Monks and Nuns
By Sharon Fabian

1     Monks and nuns in the Middle Ages lived in a world apart from the lords and ladies, knights, serfs, and all of the other medieval people. Their lifestyle kept them separate from the rest of the world.
2     The place where they lived was arranged so that the monks or nuns didn't need to go outside of their own walls. Their communities were self-sufficient. They raised their own food and built their own buildings. The buildings where the monks lived were called monasteries. The nuns' buildings were called nunneries. Either one could also be called an abbey.
3     The typical day of a monk or nun was much different from the typical day of other medieval people. Keep reading to learn about the day of one medieval monk.
4     At 2:00 AM, our monk wakes to the sound of bells calling him to prayer. This prayer, called "Opus Dei" or "God's work," is the most important prayer of the day. He prays in Latin, along with the other monks at the monastery.

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