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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1, 52-53); (3, 4) and also why he never prescribed any place or destination by going to which monks and nuns would irrevocably lose their ordained status, even if they have no intention to leave the Order
The monastery is unique because I was able to spend most of my time with monks and nuns rather than being isolated.
The consumption of firewood has steadily increased over the years because of the increasing numbers of the monks and nuns.
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.
A woman's moral ruin is not merely a personal matter, but implicates those associated with her--her family and relatives or, in the monastic context, her fellow monks and nuns.
9 ( ANI ): The cases of self-immolation have spread beyond monks and nuns, with ordinary Tibetans now setting themselves on fire in protest over China's repressive policies on Tibet.
But when he visited India last year, he had a different set of students: monks and nuns.
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.
Rights groups say nine monks and nuns have now set themselves alight in Sichuan and surrounding areas, with Aba town and the Kirti monastery becoming a flashpoint for the mounting anger at the erosion of Tibetan culture.
Evans explains, medieval monks and nuns did not have a word for culture understood as a "set of assumptions hanging together in the make-up of persons or systems" and "determining their ways of approaching and doing things.