In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- There are never enough priests and lay brothers and sisters to go round.
- He came from Toledo and was a famous painter of still lifes there by 1603 when he professed as a lay brother in the Carthusian order and moved to Granada.
- There were some 60 monks at Duiske, and many more lay brothers.
- One of the monks, an elderly lay brother named Luc, was a medical doctor who ran a clinic for the impoverished locals.
- It became one of the largest Cistercian houses, with 140 monks, 240 lay brothers, and at least as many again servants.
- Traveling with him is a lay brother riding a beautiful horse, and a dark-skinned man, his dress a mixture of monastic robe and military garb.
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