It has been called the “Twelfth Century Renaissance”. The period in which the Cistercians came to birth was one of astonishing creativity and optimism, when people began to see themselves differently. The Cistercians were and energetic part of this new mood. While the Troubadours sang of love, the Cistercians sought to do more: they built “Schools of love” and made charity their goal. Against this background we will reflect on St Bernard and the great Cistercian saints, and visit one of the most evocative monastic sites in Wales, Tintern Abbey, a Cistercian Cloister where, in a wooded valley, love was born in a new way.
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Extra: Transport and Entry to Tintern: £22