The Catholic order of monks went as a reform movement of the Order of Benedictine produced and has its origins in the French Burgundy . It was in 1098 by Robert de Molesme (1029-1111) in the head monastery of Citeaux north Beaune founded. As a significant distinction wear the white monks instead of the black Benedictine robes. The Saint Bernard de Clairvaux (1090-1153) founded the monastery of Clairvaux in 1115 and adopted a new Rule. Once a Cistercian monastery was one of 60 monks, twelve of them had to move out and establish a new monastery. This led to an enormous expansion, in 1153 there were 400 monasteries and 100 years later, 2000 Cistercian nuns and 1,400 monas...You see a shortened form of description. The full description is reserved for our subscribers.