Free Online Bible Library | Robert of Molesme

We also have classes for:

Courses cover a wide range of Bible, Theology and Ministry topics.

Would you do us the favor of answering this two question poll so we can know how to serve you better? You will also be given the opportunity to join our team tasked with how to make BiblicalTraining.org better. Thank you.  --Bill Mounce

Search

Robert of Molesme

c.1027-1111. Abbot of Molesme in Burgundy. Of noble birth, he entered the abbey of Moutier-la- Celle when fifteen years old, and later became prior. He spent a brief period at St.-Michel-de-Tonnerre, but here, as at his first abbey, he was unable to promote the observance of a stricter interpretation of the Benedictine Rule. In response to the call of some hermits living in the forest of Colan he was able to join them in founding a monastery at Molesme on strict principles. This establishment flourished, but after some disagreements Robert and some monks left to found a new monastery at Cîteaux (of which Bernard of Clairvaux was to be a member in 1113). Robert, however, agreed to return to Molesme, which under his long rule became a famous Benedictine house.