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The Church in the Dark Ages Worksheet
chapter four, pp. 199-218

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1. The Catholic Church converted the Barbarians by first converting their __________. This led to ______ conversions of Barbarians.
2. After the Franks, the _________ were the next major Barbarian people to be converted. St. Avitus converted King __________ in 500 A.D.
3. St. Avitus opposed the __________ conversion of the Arians and convinced the Burgundian king of this course of action.
4. The Visigoths were _______ Arians.
5. _________, the son of the king of the ___________, Leovigild, became converted to __________ Christianity partly due to the influence of his wife, _____________. This led to the prince being __________ and ultimately ____________.
6. In 586 A.D. ___________ became king of the Visigoths and called the Council of __________. which took place in 589 A.D. He was converted and the history of __________ Spain had begun.
7. A leading intellectual force in newly Catholic Spain was St. _________ of Seville.
8. _________ and __________ played a considerable role in the conversion of the Barbarians.
9. Catholic _______ went with Catholic princesses to the palaces of their husbands. The princesses also insisted that their children be ___________ as Catholics.
10. Clotilda, the Frankish queen, enjoyed meditating in the palace’s ____________.
11. When her husband died, Clotilda spend the next twenty years in _____________.
12. Amalric the Visigoth ________ his wife whenever she made her way to the Catholic Church.
13. _________, wife of Hermengold, refused to accept the ________ faith and as a result was ___________ and thrown into ____________ by her mother-in-law.
14. _________, wife of Ethelbert, king of Kent, brought a bishop from __________ with her to England and welcomed the missionary work of St. ______________.
15. The struggles of early Celtic Christians inspired the legendary tales about ______________.
16. St. ________ founded, or helped to found, a dozen religious houses in Wales.
17. Monasteries in Britain were often so poor that the monks had to draw their own ___________.
18. In 430 A.D. Pope St. __________ sent __________, a missionary bishop, to work among the Irish, but the great work of converting Ireland was undertaken by St. _________, who became the patron _______ of Ireland.
19. St. Patrick was born in _________ and was kidnapped by _______ from ________. He escaped after ____ years. After his escape he became a ____________ in France.
20. St. Patrick fought against the power of the __________ in Ireland.
21. By the time of St. Patrick’s death in _____ A.D., Ireland was called the ____________.
22. Celtic monks liked to ____________ frequently.
23. St. ___________ converted the wild Picts of Scotland and founded the monastery of ______________.
24. When the Vikings landed in Iceland in the seventh century, they reported that ____________ had already been there.
25. The monks founded monasteries in the region of western France known as ____________.

Short Answer

1. What is a monk?





2. Describe the phenomenon of Irish monasticism.






3. Briefly describe the life of St. Columbanus.