Monks and Nuns

Monks and Nuns

See also church; religion.

the practice of retiring to a solitary place for a life of religious seclusion. — anchorite, anchoret, n. — anchoritic, anchoretic, adj.
1. the rule for monastic life developed by St. Benedict, used by several religious orders.
2. membership in an order of monks founded in Monte Cassino by St. Benedict about A.D. 530. — Benedictine, n., adj.
the action of or motivation for becoming a member of a religious order living in a monastery or convent. — cenobite, n. — cenobitic, adj.
the rule of an order of monks and nuns founded in 1098 in Citeaux, France. — Cistcrcian, n., adj.
the religious and work activities of a monk; monasticism. — monachist, monachal, adj.
a regularized program of religious observance, asceticism, and work foliowed in a monastery; monachism. — monastic, n., adj.
1. Often Contemptuous. thecustoms, practices, etc., of monks.
2. a group or community of monks.
3. a monastery.
a Trinitarian.
a member of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, a Catholic order devoted to the education of the poor.
1. the act or process of cutting the hair, especially as a religious rite or custom.
2. the shaved part of the head, usually the crown, of a member of a religious order. — tonsorial, adj.
a member of a Roman Catholic monastic order, a branch of the Cistercians, observing an austere, reformed rule, including a vow of silence. — Trappist, adj.
a member of the monastic order founded in the late 12th century to redeem captive Christians from the Moors, or Muslims. Also called Redemptionist.
a member of an order of Franciscan nuns. See also pope.
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Monks should not be busy with the worldly dealings since their duty is only praying to God for forgiving the people's sins and bad deeds, the study says, adding that most of current monks and nuns indulged with the secular people.
Summary: Leh (Jammu and Kashmir), June 28 (ANI): As many as 185 monks and nuns from Thailand reached Mahabodhi campus in Shey village on June 26 after completing a month-long 'Pad Yatra' (peace march), to spread the message of peace, love and communal harmony.
Chabbaggiya monks and nuns are very frequently found in Vinaya narratives as the first offenders of various Vinaya offenses.
Clarke shows how this picture of the non-attached monk has worked to overshadow the considerable evidence that monks and nuns did not completely abandon their families after they ordained.
The monastery is unique because I was able to spend most of my time with monks and nuns rather than being isolated.
AHOSPICE run by monks and nuns at a monastery in Carmarthenshire is expanding to offer free care to terminally-ill patients across West Wales.
"Their abduction and mistreatment contradict the manners and teachings of Islam in treating monks and nuns, particularly during periods of wars and conflicts," his statement read.
She delves into questions about the type of person that would enter a monastery and why; how monks and nuns lived; how nunneries differed from male monastic houses; whether medieval people believed that women were capable of the same heroic renunciation as men; whether monks and nuns really renounced sex and limited food, drink, and sleep; whether they sometimes ran away; the governance and daily tasks in a monastery; its relationship with the outside world; and what kind of society the monastery helped to shape.
In December, Doherty taught 18 monks and nuns who have completed their Tibetan monastic education.
We stayed with the other monks and nuns and we got the same teachings.
Hollis contextualizes these events more broadly in terms of theological debates about the validity of double monasteries: significantly Theodore's Penitential, which dates to the mid-eighth century, prohibited interring monks and nuns in the same burial ground.