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Monks Collection

"Journey into the Serene World of Monks

Background imageMonks Collection: Coates Plymouth Gin

Coates Plymouth Gin
A label for Coates Plymouth Gin

Background imageMonks Collection: Fudo Myoo Threatening a Novice, 1885. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Fudo Myoo Threatening a Novice, 1885. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Fudo Myoo Threatening a Novice, 1885

Background imageMonks Collection: Komuso Buddhist monks, Japan

Komuso Buddhist monks, Japan. They wear a straw basket (tengai) over their head and play a bamboo flute (shakuhachi). Date: circa 1890s

Background imageMonks Collection: Old Reading Abbey Whisky

Old Reading Abbey Whisky
Old Reading Abbey, Scotch and Irish Whisky advert with monks drinking with their meal 1900s

Background imageMonks Collection: Netherlandish Proverbs illustrated in a village landscape

Netherlandish Proverbs illustrated in a village landscape
CH11386 Netherlandish Proverbs illustrated in a village landscape by Brueghel, Pieter the Younger (c.1564-1638); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageMonks Collection: Saint Hugh of Lincoln and the Swan, 1912. Artist: Winifred Mary Letts

Saint Hugh of Lincoln and the Swan, 1912. Artist: Winifred Mary Letts
Saint Hugh of Lincoln and the Swan, 1912. Hugh of Lincoln (1135/40-1200), also known as Hugh of Avalon, was a French noble, Benedictine and Carthusian monk

Background imageMonks Collection: Grand Harbour - Valletta, Malta

Grand Harbour - Valletta, Malta Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMonks Collection: Carthusian monks process to matins at 2 am

Carthusian monks process to matins at 2 am
Carthusian monks in cowls and habits process to matins at 2 am

Background imageMonks Collection: Saint Columba with his horse

Saint Columba with his horse
Saint Columba (also known as Colum Cille, meaning dove of the church) with his horse. He was a Gaelic Irish missionary monk, thought to have introduced Christianity to the Picts

Background imageMonks Collection: Manila Carnival, The Philippines - Miss Ilocos Sur

Manila Carnival, The Philippines - Miss Ilocos Sur
Illustration after Walter Dendy Sadler (18541923) of his painting Thursday (Tomorrow will be Friday) of 1880, showing a group of jovial monks out fishing. Date: 1880

Background imageMonks Collection: Buddhist Monk hugging Tiger at the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Buddhist Monk hugging Tiger at the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Tigers are used to living in hot countries, but even the best of them can t resist playing in the water when it gets really hot or simply chilling out alone or with a friendly monk from the Temple!

Background imageMonks Collection: Young monk offers flowers, Aukana Buddha, 39 ft high, Sri Lanka, Asia

Young monk offers flowers, Aukana Buddha, 39 ft high, Sri Lanka, Asia

Background imageMonks Collection: Monks Copying Manuscript

Monks Copying Manuscript
Monastic copyists replicating manuscripts in the scriptorium of their monastery

Background imageMonks Collection: Resident monk at chapel door, Paleokastritsa Monastery, Corfu, Ionian Islands

Resident monk at chapel door, Paleokastritsa Monastery, Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe

Background imageMonks Collection: The Seven Liberal Arts, illustration from Hortus deliciarum

The Seven Liberal Arts, illustration from Hortus deliciarum
XIR219019 The Seven Liberal Arts, illustration from Hortus deliciarum by Herrade de Landsberg (1125-95) (ink on vellum) (b/w photo) by German School, (12th century); Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

Background imageMonks Collection: St. Albans Cathedral

St. Albans Cathedral, Hertfordshire. A sacred site from ancient times, Benedictine monks built an abbey in St. Albans memory. Later rebuilt by the Normans. Date: 1930s

Background imageMonks Collection: Switzerland St Bernard

Switzerland St Bernard
The hospice of the Great Saint Bernard, where the monks keep dogs to rescue travelers lost between Switzerland and Italy

Background imageMonks Collection: Charteuse Advert 1906

Charteuse Advert 1906
Though expelled from France by the Republican Government, the Carthusian monks exiled to Tarragona, Spain, continue to produce their world-famous Chartreuse liqueur

Background imageMonks Collection: Monk Wine Cellar 14 Cent

Monk Wine Cellar 14 Cent
A conscientious monk tastes the monastery wine to make sure it is ageing well and keeping in good condition, a duty which must be performed from time to time

Background imageMonks Collection: HAROLDs BODY FOUND 1066

HAROLDs BODY FOUND 1066
BATTLE OF HASTINGS The discovery of Harolds body after the battle; it is taken to Waltham by the monks of the abbey

Background imageMonks Collection: St. Michaels Mount

St. Michaels Mount, Cornwall, England. Edward the Confessor granted it to the Benedictine monks, who built an Abbey and a Priory on the summit

Background imageMonks Collection: Victoria Monks / Variety

Victoria Monks / Variety
VICTORIA MONKS Music hall entertainer: Bill Bailey

Background imageMonks Collection: Cambodia, Siem Reap, Angkor Wat complex. Monks inside Bayon temple (MR)

Cambodia, Siem Reap, Angkor Wat complex. Monks inside Bayon temple (MR)

Background imageMonks Collection: Southeast Asia, Cambodia, Siem Reap, Angkor temples, Buddhist monk in saffron robes meditating

Southeast Asia, Cambodia, Siem Reap, Angkor temples, Buddhist monk in saffron robes meditating (MR)

Background imageMonks Collection: Buddhist Monks at Angkor Wat Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Buddhist Monks at Angkor Wat Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia Date: 2014

Background imageMonks Collection: A Fine Vintage (oil on canvas)

A Fine Vintage (oil on canvas)
CH15516 A Fine Vintage (oil on canvas) by Portielje, Gerard (1856-1929); 50.8x63.5 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; Belgian, out of copyright

Background imageMonks Collection: Ireland, County Donegal, Donegal Town, The Diamond with Obelisk which commemorates four monks

Ireland, County Donegal, Donegal Town, The Diamond with Obelisk which commemorates four monks called the Four Masters who compiled and wrote the Annals of the Four Masters between 1632 and 1636

Background imageMonks Collection: Easter procession, Sarov Monastery, Russia, 1903. Artist: K von Hahn

Easter procession, Sarov Monastery, Russia, 1903. Artist: K von Hahn
Easter procession, Sarov Monastery, Russia, 1903. Nicholas II and members of the Russian royal family visited the monastery, which is associated with St Seraphim, in 1903

Background imageMonks Collection: The Russian royal family visiting Sarov Monastery, Russia, 1903. Artist: K von Hahn

The Russian royal family visiting Sarov Monastery, Russia, 1903. Artist: K von Hahn
The Russian royal family visiting Sarov Monastery, Russia, 1903. Tsar Nicholas II and his family visited the monastery, which is associated with St Seraphim, in 1903

Background imageMonks Collection: Nichiren Calming the Storm, 19th century. Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Nichiren Calming the Storm, 19th century. Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Nichiren Calming the Storm, 19th century

Background imageMonks Collection: John Of God, Saint (1495-1550). Portuguese religious

John Of God, Saint (1495-1550). Portuguese religious man, founder of the ador de la Order of Charity or of Hospitallers (Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God)

Background imageMonks Collection: Buddhist Monks decorating the temple at Bouddha (Boudhanath), UNESCO World Heritage Site

Buddhist Monks decorating the temple at Bouddha (Boudhanath), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageMonks Collection: Buddhist Monk feeding Tiger at the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Buddhist Monk feeding Tiger at the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Tigers are used to living in hot countries, but even the best of them can t resist playing in the water when it gets really hot or simply chilling out alone or with a friendly monk from the Temple!

Background imageMonks Collection: Plate 80 from Los Caprichos : It is time (Ya es hora. ), 1799. Creator: Francisco Goya

Plate 80 from Los Caprichos : It is time (Ya es hora. ), 1799. Creator: Francisco Goya
Plate 80 from Los Caprichos : It is time (Ya es hora.), 1799

Background imageMonks Collection: Martin Luther, Protestant church reformer, (1903)

Martin Luther, Protestant church reformer, (1903). After a picture in the Tower Church at Weimar. Luther (1483-1546) was a major inspiration behind the Reformation

Background imageMonks Collection: The Siege of the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad, 1891. Artist: Vasily Vereshchagin

The Siege of the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad, 1891. Artist: Vasily Vereshchagin
The Siege of the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad, 1891. The Trinity Lavra of St Sergius was founded in Sergiyev Posad (Zagorsk), Russia, in 1345 by St Sergius of Radonezh

Background imageMonks Collection: Carthusian Monks

Carthusian Monks
Carthusian monks of the tranquil monastery of La Valsainte, Switzerland, drinking from the village well, oblivious of World War Two. Date: early 1940s

Background imageMonks Collection: Myanmar, Burma, Rakhine State, Sittwe

Myanmar, Burma, Rakhine State, Sittwe. Three novice monks look out of their dormitory window at the Pathain Monastery. Most early learning takes place in monastery schools

Background imageMonks Collection: The Temptation of Saint Anthony (Oil on canvas)

The Temptation of Saint Anthony (Oil on canvas)
7393515 The Temptation of Saint Anthony (Oil on canvas) by Callot, Jacques (1592-1635) (after); 47 x 72 cm; Fondation Glenat, Grenoble, France; © Fonds Glenat

Background imageMonks Collection: St Benedict exorcises a possessed monk, 1415-20, (tempera on wood)

St Benedict exorcises a possessed monk, 1415-20, (tempera on wood)
7146404 St Benedict exorcises a possessed monk, 1415-20, (tempera on wood) by Pietro, Nicolo di (fl.1394-1430); Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany

Background imageMonks Collection: A group of Cristeros gathered for secret devotions, c. 1926 (b / w photo)

A group of Cristeros gathered for secret devotions, c. 1926 (b / w photo)
STC375637 A group of Cristeros gathered for secret devotions, c.1926 (b/w photo) by Casasola, Agustin Victor (1874-1938); Private Collection; (add.info.: from The Wind that Swept Mexico)

Background imageMonks Collection: A young monk studying by a window inside a temple, UNESCO, Bagan, Mandalay Region

A young monk studying by a window inside a temple, UNESCO, Bagan, Mandalay Region, Myanmar

Background imageMonks Collection: Thursday, 1880, (c1902). Creator: Unknown

Thursday, 1880, (c1902). Creator: Unknown
Thursday, 1880, (c1902). After a painting, also known as Tomorrow will be Friday, in the Tate Gallery, London. A group of Franciscans fishing, as they were forbidden to eat meat on Fridays

Background imageMonks Collection: The Hermitage of Vancouleurs, 1819. Artist: Fleury-Francois Richard

The Hermitage of Vancouleurs, 1819. Artist: Fleury-Francois Richard
The Hermitage of Vancouleurs, 1819. Joan of Arc (c1412-1431), Maid of Orleans, French patriot and martyr, consulting the hermit about the mission that she must accomplish

Background imageMonks Collection: Myanmar, Mandalay division, Pyin Oo Lwin. Burmese monk meditating under Dattawgyaik Waterfall

Myanmar, Mandalay division, Pyin Oo Lwin. Burmese monk meditating under Dattawgyaik Waterfall (MR)

Background imageMonks Collection: Body of Harold II is found

Body of Harold II is found
BATTLE OF HASTINGS The discovery of Harolds body after the battle; it is taken to Waltham by the monks of the abbey Date: 14 October 1066

Background imageMonks Collection: Abbeville, France - Abbey of Saint Riquier

Abbeville, France - Abbey of Saint Riquier founded in 799 Date: circa 1850s

Background imageMonks Collection: Thomas Becket (c. 1118-70) washing the feet of beggars (engraving)

Thomas Becket (c. 1118-70) washing the feet of beggars (engraving)
KW212275 Thomas Becket (c.1118-70) washing the feet of beggars (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; Ken Welsh; English, out of copyright



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"Journey into the Serene World of Monks: From Coates Plymouth Gin to Netherlandish Proverbs" Immerse yourself in the tranquil realm as we explore their diverse and fascinating existence. Sip on a glass of Coates Plymouth Gin, known for its rich history intertwined with these spiritual beings. Delve into the enigmatic world depicted in "Netherlandish Proverbs illustrated in a village landscape, " where monks play a significant role. Travel back in time to 1885 with Tsukioka Yoshitoshi's mesmerizing artwork, "Fudo Myoo Threatening a Novice. " Witness the intense initiation process that novices undergo under the watchful eye of Fudo Myoo, an important deity within Buddhism. Discover Winifred Mary Letts' captivating painting from 1912, "Saint Hugh of Lincoln and the Swan, " which depicts an extraordinary encounter between this revered saint and a majestic swan. Marvel at how even nature seems drawn to these holy figures. Embark on a journey to Japan and witness Komuso Buddhist monks wandering silently through misty landscapes while playing haunting melodies on bamboo flutes. Their presence evokes both tranquility and mystery. Indulge your senses with Old Reading Abbey Whisky, crafted by skilled hands reminiscent of those who once inhabited monastic communities. Experience centuries-old traditions distilled into every sip. Marvel at Valletta's Grand Harbour, where Carthusian monks process to matins at 2 am amidst ancient fortifications. Witness their unwavering dedication as they navigate darkness towards enlightenment. Explore "The Seven Liberal Arts, " beautifully illustrated in Hortus deliciarum – an encyclopedia compiled by Herrad von Landsberg during medieval times. Discover how knowledge was preserved by diligent monk scribes across generations. Experience vibrant festivities like Manila Carnival in The Philippines, where Miss Ilocos Sur captivates audiences with her grace and beauty. Witness how monks' influence extends beyond spiritual realms into the cultural fabric of societies.