It would be convenient of access for the monastics of Applecross.
Accordingly the clerics and the monastics flourished exceedingly.
Bishop Flambard wrested the rich gift from the monastics, but restored it again on his death-bed.
All agree the Monastics were easy landlords; their rents were low; they granted leases in those days.
The Monastics could possess no private property; they could save no money; they could bequeath nothing.
It counteracted the ascetic tendencies of the monastics by encouraging an active participation in life's affairs.
From 900 to 1200 the vast majority of MSS., illuminated and otherwise, were the work of monastics.