Why Did Monks Have This Haircut?

Tonsure, the only hairstyle allowed for medieval monks

A Catholic Monk with a tonsure (Aleteia.org)

HHave you ever looked at a medieval painting of a Catholic monk and wondered why and who came up with the hilarious haircut they rocked? Many religions and their practitioners follow strict regulations of their individuality to get closer to their God or achieve enlightenment.

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