Life in a Medieval Monastery
Explains the role that monasteries played in medieval society, discusses the ideals which the different orders shared and the characteristics that made each one distinctive, and describes everyday life in the cloister.
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Review: Way People Live: Life in a Medieval MonasteryUser Review - Goodreads
I only skimmed this; I was mainly interested in what their day-to-day schedule looked like. The answer: a daunting number of services. However, compared to most peasants' lives in the middle ages, it was probably a more comfortable life. The artwork was my favorite part.