Chapter 7 Section 3
Created by Allyson McCune



Role of the Parish Priest Within a Medieval Community
The Priest:

  • celebrated mass
  • administered the sacraments
  • preached the teachings
  • explained the Bible
  • gave people advice on moral issues and guided them in the right direction of what to do
  • offered assistance to the sick and needy
  • ran some schools
  • was the only contact people had with the Church
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Medieval Priest http://www.webweaver.nu/clipart/img/religion/christian/medieval-priest-with-sacrament.gif




Benedictine Rule
~consists of rules drawn up by St. Benedict in 1530 A.D
~regulates monastic life
~emphasizes obedience, poverty, and chastity (represented in the vows taken by monks/nuns)
~divides the day into periods of worship, study, and work
3 vows taken by monks and nuns:
1) obedience to the abbot or abbotess who headed the monastery or convent
2) poverty
3) chastity (purity)

St. Benedict                   http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/imagesst-benedict-small.jpg
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Church Terms
  • papal supremacy~ the claim of medieval Popes that they had authority over all secular rulers, including kings and emperors
  • excommunication~ exclusion from the Roman Catholic Church as a penalty for refusing to obey Church law
  • interdict~ excommunication of an entire region, town, or kingdom
  • friar~ a medieval European monk who traveled from place to place preaching to the poor
Medieval Friar Preaching                 (http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/51241074.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=45B0EB3381F7834D41CEA64BCCA6E0116D738C53280D91E2615EB739032B7173)
Medieval Friar Preaching (http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/51241074.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=45B0EB3381F7834D41CEA64BCCA6E0116D738C53280D91E2615EB739032B7173)




For further information on the Medieval Church, it might be helpful to visit:
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/medieval_church.htm


Good job
Easy to read and well organized