coenobitical


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Adj.1.coenobitical - of or relating to or befitting cenobites or their practices of communal living
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It was thought that women could not live as strict an eremitic life as men, and so women Carthusians lived a more coenobitical life until 1970 or so.
(19) Following a brief monastic peregrination, John arrived at Camaldoli, where he followed a life of austerity and abstinence "for many days." (20) Urged by the prior of Camaldoli to remain and take holy orders, John refused on account of his desire for a coenobitical rather than an eremitical life.
Miniato, Settimo, and elsewhere, along with laymen, joined what was seen as the "new conversion." Originally more of an institutionalized eremiticism, Vallombrosa quickly moved towards a more traditional coenobitical existence.