At the end of June, Hyning hosted the Region of the Isles' junior course. The course explored the history of Medieval nuns and monks in the UK. The history began with the foundation of the Cistercian monastery at Waverley in Surrey in 1128 to the Dissolution of the Monasteries under Henry VIII. The course consisted of lectures, seminars, presentation and a trip to a Cistercian ruins at Furness. The course was given by Br.Colman, a Benedictine monk from Glenstal Abbey in Eire.
One of the highlights was the trip to Furness Abbey where the juniors visited the ruins while Br.Colman explained the details and the architecture. Most of the juniors were amazed by the alignment of the monastery to the movement of the sun. The group ended their visit by reciting Midday Office in the small chapel ruin and with the group singing the Cistercian Salve.
Explore more on Furness Abbey by clicking the link.
Pictures coming soon...