Glossary N

  • Nave
    The part of a church between the choir and the portal. It is the place where the faithful sit.
  • Neo-gothic
    At the end of the 18th century, romanticism had a new view of the gothic style discredited during the Renaissance and the Classical period. England was the starting point of neo-gothic but then, thanks to literature, and as it was introduced as a Christian virtue and a nationalist value, neo-gothic came to the continent.
    People built in the neo-gothic stylein the middle of the 19th century. Some famous architects : Eugène Augustus Welby, Morthmore and Béthune.

  • Noviciate
    Period of time when the one who wants to become a monk or nun is introduced to the monastic life. In general it is a period of 12 months.