Religious Communities

Monastic Matrix

A scholarly resource for the study of women’s religious communities from AD 400 to 1600, this site provides profiles of these communities, primary and secondary sources, brief biographies, digital images, a bibliography, and a useful glossary of relevant terms.

The Rule of Saint Benedict

This is the index to online texts of the Rule of Saint Benedict in multiple languages beginning with Latin; also provided are a bibliography and learning resources.

St. Gall Monastery Plan

Focusing exclusively on the Medieval plan of St. Gall (the earliest preserved visualization of a building complex produced in the Middle Ages), this site presents the original plan, its origins, components, and notations, as well as scholarship on the plan within the context of 9th-century material culture.