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1. Record Number: 8662
Author(s): Waddell, Chrysogonus, O.C.S.O.
Title : One Day in the Life of the Savigniac Nun: Jehanne de Deniscourt [The author describes the daily life of a nun at the priory of Les Blanches (one of a group of Cistercian abbeys founded near Savigny, France, in the twelfth century). The exact date the author imaginatively reconstructs is the Feast Day of Saint Cecilia (November 22) in the year 1232. The article offers detailed descriptions of all twenty articles of the rule of the nuns of Les Blanches, which establishes guidelines regarding such things as the age of novices, proper clothing and attire, kitchen duties, female servants, food provisions, and community income. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Cistercian Studies Quarterly , 26., 2 ( 1991):  Pages 134 - 151.
Year of Publication: 1991.