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monastery

the residence of a religious community, esp of monks, living in seclusion from secular society and bound by religious vows

monastery

A building complex of a monastic order.
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The Last Monk of Tibhirine: A True Story of Martyrdom, Faith, and Survival" by German journalist and author Freddy Derwahl is the true story of the Cirstercian monk Jean-Pierre Schumacher, the last surviving member of a Trappist monastic community, which was kidnapped and killed in Algeria in March of 1996.
In Zapal'skii's account, Optina's distinctive monastic culture and its spiritual authority thus emerged from a combination of particular monastic ideals, internal organizational relationships, the presence of revered spiritual elders, and processes of interaction between the monastic community and diverse lay believers.
The lay community's support of the monastic community in turn depends on its conviction that the monastic community is sustaining its purity and supreme standards of behavior and wisdom.
I think trying to understand that freedom is pretty important," says Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, who leads a pioneering New Monastic community in Durham, North Carolina.
The southern monastic community that is built of mud brick is being bulldozed and its western side is taken over by land mafia for agricultural reclamation and is the cause of the Matryria section to be completely lost.
He is now on the international board of his Benedictine monastic community in Italy and teaches frequently in China.
Moreover, monks cannot become too intimately involved with nuns, for that would also harm the public image of the monastic community by casting doubt on the strictness of their vows of celibacy.
If the encounter with colonial modernity had such a significant impact on Myanmar society, eroding the traditional religious authority and the political culture, as suggested by the author, I wonder why successive governments have found the monastic community so difficult to control and its social influence impossible to harness.
changes in monastic dress, diet, routines of prayer, recreation, travel, social interactions with those outside the monastic community (including women), and living accommodations give the impression of a virtual cultural revolution in multiple Benedictine houses in the second half of the 18th century.
These earthworks cover the medieval boundaries and walls of a monastic community that last worked at the end of the 1530s, the time of the Henry VIII's wanton destruction of our great monastic houses.
Cypriot-born Efraim, 56, chief of the Vatopedi Monastery at the monastic community of Mount Athos, is accused of inciting officials to commit acts of fraud, perjury and money-laundering, a charge that can fetch him a jail term of several years.
Tinti also makes important observations about the creation, size, and endowment of the late Anglo-Saxon monastic community at Worcester.