Rievaulx Abbey

[ruins of Rievaulx Abbey]
Founded

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Monastery in Yorkshire, England, founded in at the invitation of Thurston, Archbishop of Yorkshire. It became a brilliant centre of learning and holiness. Melrose was its most important offspring. It was confiscated by King Henry VIII; the estate is now in the possession of the Duncombe family, and the buildings have fallen into ruin.

Monks of Rievaulx

    MLA Citation

    • “Rievaulx Abbey”. Gazetteer of the Faith. Saints.SQPN.com. 6 December 2009. Web. 28 August 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/rievaulx-abbey/>