monastic order

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Noun1.monastic order - a group of person living under a religious rulemonastic order - a group of person living under a religious rule; "the order of Saint Benedict"
Augustinian order - any of several monastic orders observing a rule derived from the writings of St. Augustine
Benedictine order, order of Saint Benedict - a Roman Catholic monastic order founded in the 6th century; noted for liturgical worship and for scholarly activities
Carmelite order, Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel - a Roman Catholic mendicant order founded in the 12th century
Carthusian order - an austere contemplative Roman Catholic order founded by St. Bruno in 1084
Dominican order - a Roman Catholic order of mendicant preachers founded in the 13th century
Franciscan order - a Roman Catholic order founded by Saint Francis of Assisi in the 13th century
Jesuit order, Society of Jesus - a Roman Catholic order founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola in 1534 to defend Catholicism against the Reformation and to do missionary work among the heathen; it is strongly committed to education and scholarship
religious order, religious sect, sect - a subdivision of a larger religious group
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"Charges brought upon the second Thursday after the Feast of the Assumption, in the year of our Lord thirteen hundred and sixty-six, against brother John, formerly known as Hordle John, or John of Hordle, but now a novice in the holy monastic order of the Cistercians.
(3) The Lanna monastic order (sangha) was also more independent of state control than the central Thai sangha and more 'embedded' in local comunities.
Still, though Richard's life might not correspond to the twelfth-century definitions of "monastic reform," Vanderputten's book certainly helps better to define what "reform" meant in a tenth-century context: building informal and largely personal networks of monasteries, strengthening bonds between the laity and the monastic order, and perhaps even a hint of eschatological self-understanding, but without any of the more ideological and political themes that characterized the later reforms of the twelfth century.
From the monastic order, the Apostolic Sisters of the Annunciation was formed to teach the children of the poor.
In "Imaginative Prayer: A Yearlong Guide for Your Child's Spiritual Formation", Jared Patrick Boyd (a pastor, spiritual director, and founder of The Order of Sustainable Faith--a missional monastic order for the 21st century) discovered that children's spiritual formation is rooted in the imagination.
Synopsis: The Knights of St John evolved during the Crusades from a monastic order providing hostels for Christian pilgrims visiting the Holy Land.
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We can imagine what was meant by the term serenity, which is such an essential aspect of the religious and cultural tradition that Apichatpong's art depicts, and one that so emphasizes the monastic order and the practice of meditation.
An updated and more detailed understanding of contemporary administration and governance of the sangha will allow us to understand better the full scope of structural transformations in the monastic order that have emerged since the Second World War.
John the Evangelist (SSJE) joined its American counterpart in 1984, a Canadian will serve as the monastic order's brother superior, following the election of Br.
The Taize Community in Southeastern France is an ecumenical monastic order whose music -- distinctive, chant-like, repetitive and meditative -- is designed to help people achieve a contemplative state.