Order of Cister

Order of Cister

Inês de Castro and D.Pedro I of Portugal

Inês de Castro and D.Pedro I of Portugal

Inês de Castro, 1325 – 7 January 1355 was a Galician noblewoman born of a Portuguese mother. She is best known as lover and posthumously-recognized wife of King Peter I of Portugal. The dramatic circumstances of her relationship with Peter I, which was forbidden by his father King Afonso IV, her murder at the orders of Afonso, Peter’s bloody […]

Cistercian order

Cistercian order

Implemented in Portugal since the twelfth century, the Cistercian Order accompanied the formation of the territory and the political statement of the first dynasty. Gradually extending their monasteries in central and northern regions, thanks to the special royal protection, the white monks contributed decisively to the colonization and development of the vast areas occupied applying […]

Order of Cister and Portugal, Tarouca 1144

Order of Cister and Portugal, Tarouca 1144

  The Order was established in Portugal for the first time in Tarouca in 1144, former Benedictine monastery.   All Cistercian monasteries of the twelfth century changed their observance, only Alcobaça was founded again. During the twelfth century the most important foundations and numerous are the nuns: Lorvão, Cells, Arouca and St. Benedict of Castris, […]

D. Afonso Henriques and The Cistercians

D. Afonso Henriques and The Cistercians

Afonso Henriques made history because it had a well defined objective, promised Bernard of Clairvaux who conquered Santarém to the Moors, send to build a monastery for the Cistercian Order in Portugal, which has thus fulfilled. Date back long before that, however, the initiatives of King Afonso Henriques, to promote the defense of the realm, […]

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