This is a 17 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on The Middle Ages: Daily Life of Medieval Nuns. All the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
The daily life of Medieval nuns in the Middle Ages were based on the three main vows: The Vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience. Medieval nuns chose to renounce all worldly life and goods and spend their lives working under the strict routine and discipline of life in a Medieval Convent or Nunnery.
The Daily life of a Medieval nun during the Middle Ages centered around the hours. The Book of Hours was the main prayer book and was divided into 8 sections, or hours, that were meant to be read at specific times of the day in the convent. Each section contained prayers, psalms, hymns, and other readings intended to help the nuns secure salvation for herself. Each day was divided into these 8 sacred offices, beginning and ending with prayer services in the convent church.
The food of the nuns was generally basic and the mainstay of which was bread and meat. Daily work and chores included: washing and cooking for the monastery, raising the necessary supplies of vegetables and grain, providing medical care for the community, providing education for novices, spinning, weaving and embroidery, and illuminating manuscripts.
There were also lay sisters who were female members of the convent who were not bound to the recitation of the divine office and spent their time occupied in manual work.
The presentation covers the following:
Three Primary Vows
Jobs and Occupations
Daily Religious Activities
What was a Convent?
What was its Purpose?
Property Layout (2)
Room Descriptions (2)
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