Results for: Tonsure

What is a tonsure?

  the practice of some Christian churches, mystics, and monks, of cutting the hair from the scalp of clerics, devotees or holy people as a symbol of their renunciation of (MORE)

Did a middle age novice have a tonsure?

The novitiate was essentially a probationary training period for anyone wishing to become a monk and during this time the tonsure was not appropriate. The tonsure was only g (MORE)