A Benedictine monk.
- Beyond the village lay the Priory of the Black Monks, as we called the raven-clothed Benedictines.
- The Benedictines of Monte Cassino in Italy were the original Black Monks.
- Benedictines - or Black Monks for the color of their robes - oversaw vast numbers of monasteries that once numbered in the thousands.
Middle English: so named because of the color of the order's habit.
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