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Norway: Return of the Monks by Fredrik Naumann (37 images)

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Munkeby, the "town of the monks" was the third and northernmost Norwegian monastery established by Cistercian monks in the 12th century.

Recently four French monks set up the new Munkeby Mariakloster - kloster is Norwegian for monastery . The four founding monks will establish their discrete presence as a contemplative monastery according to the Rule of Saint Benedict, written in the 6th century. Brother Joel (55) & Cîteaux's Prior, brothers Arnaud (31),...
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