New Religious Order
By: Alec Lewis and John Kodros

Essential question:

How can too much power lead to having equal rights?

  • Cistercians                                                         

  • The he Cistercian Order finds its historical origin in Cîteaux, a French monastery founded in 1098 by a group of monks under the leadership of St. Robert of Molesme.

  • Franciscans - Saint Francis of Assisi

    In 1219, he went to Egypt in an attempt to convert the Sultan to put an end to the conflict of the Crusades. On 1228, he was proclaimed a saint by Pope Gregory IX. He is known as the patron saint of animals and the environment, and is one of the two patron saints of Italy. Franciscans are people and groups who are in to the teachings and spiritual disciplines of Saint Francis of Assisi. The term is usually applied to members who also are in to the Roman Catholic Church. However, other denominations also have members who describe themselves as Franciscans. They include Old Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran.

  • Dominicans - Dominic de Guzman

Europe's agrarian population was shifting to urban centers, creating waves of change that affected all of life, including econmoic and social relations, poititics and religion.

Time Line:

1073- Gregory VII is elected pope.                                                                              1098- Cistercian order is formed.                                                                                        1122- Concordat of worms resolves controversy.                                                           1210- Franciscan order founded.                                                                                 1216- Dominic de Guzman found the Dominicans.                                                       1233- The inquisition is created to battle heresy.

The New Religious Order:

It was a movement that led to the rise of monasteries and it brought up new monastic orders. Both men and women joined and that made the religious orders in increasing numbers. It was a wave of religious enthusiasm.

A New Activism:

As the time went on more orders cam into power. Many groups emerged from the culture and impacted the religious economy. One of the groups were The Cistercians. They were very strict. They were always on diets. All the decorations were erased from the holy buildings. They started to pray a lot longer and worked more for the needy. They are very good with all their words came to power quick.

Women in Religious Orders:

The women were very involved in the communion of the New Religious Order. They we're the ones that helped other families. Many women were not treated equal before this because it was almost frowned upon. Power is what made this revolution and helped other all become equal. Hildegard of Bingen became the abbess of a religious house for females in western Germany.

The Franciscans and the Dominicans:

One major person apart of this Order Dominic helped many of the people out. The New religious order helped men that were in poverty and were capable of preaching effectively  would best be able to attack heresy. Dominic wanted to defend the church from heresy. Heretical movement helped the population because everyone wanted to go to France.


What made this revolution is positive power to help people. This impacted the economy and helped people get out of poverty. Positive people can really make a difference and help people out out.

So how does power really help people get equal rights?

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