Devoted to God   



Some men and women decided to devote their whole lives to God.  They became monks and nuns. 

They took vows of poverty (to be poor), obedience (to obey) and chastity (not to marry).

There were different kinds of monks and nuns, but most followed the 'threefold rule' and spent their day working, studying and praying.


Study these Sources, then answer the question sheet by clicking on the 'Time to Work' icon at the top of the page.


The following websites will help you research further:


Medieval Monastic Life:

History Learning Site



How medieval monasteries made money


Simple site on Fountains Abbey




2  Fountain's Abbey

A modern reconstruction of what Fountain's Abbey (in Yorkshire) would have been like in the Middle Ages: