Religion and lifestyle in Europe
By Dylan Henry
Throughout medieval Western Europe, daily life revolved around the Catholic Church. Priests ran schools and hospitals. They also recorded births, performed weddings, and conducted burials. On holy days (Sundays) people go to mass. (they still do) During mass medieval Christians took part in church rituals and called sacraments. The most common sacrament was communion, in which you take wine and bread to remind yourself of Jesus. Only the clergy could could give people these sacraments. Many Christians also prayed to saints, saints were holy men and women who had died and believed to go to heaven.