Noun(1) the residence of a religious community
(1) In the middle of the 19th century abbot of the monastery was a monk named Genadii.(2) In 1752 he became a monk at the monastery of the Escorial, and a year later was admitted to holy orders.(3) He was on his way to visit his brother Raimond, who was a monk in the Dominican monastery there.(4) He chose Lindisfarne as his base and established a church and monastery here.(5) Soon the effects of the new teaching were widely felt, with monks and nuns leaving their monasteries and convents.(6) Large monasteries were known as abbeys, whilst smaller ones were called priories and were often set up near an abbey.(7) There are also monasteries where monks and nuns practice a life of religious devotion and scholarship.(8) Griffiths thinks monasteries have the last, best chance at keeping this ancient tradition alive.(9) When monasteries die out, the patriarch sells the property cheaply to pay his bills.(10) Wine has always had spiritual and religious significance, and monks and monasteries have long been regarded as playing a crucial part in wine history.(11) He had an equally high-handed way with the monasteries in his diocese and in his filet year as bishop deposed no fewer than eleven abbots and priors.(12) For example, in medieval monasteries the abbot's rule was definitive.(13) A number of Anglo-Norman monasteries received Norman monks, not least in order to further the Conquest.(14) Today, ashrams and monasteries of various Hindu sects keep the traditions of classical learning alive.(15) Shenouda subjected monasteries , long immune from episcopal control, to his papacy.(16) The monasteries were also the birthplace of scholasticism.
1. religious community ::
2. friary ::
3. abbey ::
4. priory ::
5. nunnery ::
6. cloister ::
7. convent ::
Different Formsmonasteries, monastery
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