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Religion in the Middle Ages
Transcript of Religion in the Middle Ages
Topic:The Early Ages
By: Mounir A. Farah + Andrea Berens Karls
http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS373US374&biw=1280&bih=802&tbs=isch:1&sa=1&q=masses+in+latin&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq= An abbot was a monastery head and all monks obeyed him. Nuns taught needlework and the medicinal use of herbs to the daughters of nobles. Pope Gregory I sent monks as missionaries to England where they converted the Anglo-Saxons to Christianity. Heresy was the denial of basic church teachings. If you were caught as a heratic you were threatened with excommunication from the Church. Friars were wandering preachers. Francis of Assisi founded the Franciscan friars and Dominic a spanish priest founded the Dominican friars. Innocent III was one of the most powerful popes and he tried to reform the Catholic Church. The Church was so powerful that it helped to govern western Europe. It could also tax people. Many high church officials were nobles and held land from kings in return for military service. Benedict founded a monastery at Monte Cassino in Italy. The pope, bishops, and priests formed the secular clergy. The monks and nuns formed the regular clergy. Sacraments were church rituals. Medieval people believed that if you didn't take part in the Sacraments you would go to hell. Masses were said in Latin. The Church believed that all people were born sinners and they depended on God's grace to save them.