|• Cistercians were Roman Catholic monks.||•Benedictines were people who believed in St Benedict, and worshipped him.|
|•Cistercians are sometimes called "White Monks" because they wear white.||•Benedictine refers to the religious studies and sacred life in agreement with
the Rule of St Benedict.
|•The first Cistercian church was founded by Robert of Molesme, a Christian saint.||•The first monastery (church) founded by St. Benedict was called Monte Cassino.|
|•Cistercians wanted to recreate life and beliefs as they were in St. Benedict's time.||•Benedictines made developments to St. Benedicts teachings, such as developing
more and more Benedictine communities.
|•To this day, there are still many Cistercians.||•To this day, there are still many Benedictines.|