In Lecture 4 Fr. John F. Hinnebusch, O.P., speaks about the various forms of monastic life, the ordo monasticus, monks and the apostolate, the Benedictines, the history of monasticism in the early Church, the reform movements in the middle ages and medieval period, Cluny, the Carthusians, the Abbot of Citeaux, etc.
Lectures in Dominican history given in 1986 to Dominican friars of the Province of St. Joseph by Fr. John Frederick Hinnebusch, O.P. of the Dominican House of Studies, Washington, D.C. Lecture 4 of 25. Audio, 60 min.