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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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They tend to be more self-sufficient and more selfmotivated, which sometimes makes it difficult for them to live in a monastic community (Western).
For a celibate monastic community, which is so fundamentally concerned with the control of its members' bodies, a person who is inherently not in control of her body presents a problem.
Through a painstaking study of the contents, structure, scribal hands, foliation, interpolations, and later additions to these cartularies, Tinti elucidates the clockwise topographical organization of these texts; develops a convincing "working plan" for the creation of the Liber Wigorniensis; provides a new reconstruction of the fragmentary Nero-Middleton cartulary; highlights the "sacral" context of this cartulary (it was copied into a large and centuries-old Bible); and discusses how the division of the monastic estates from those of the bishop in Hemming's Cartulary reflects a new sense of corporate self-identity in the Worcester monastic community.
Today Poblet's monastic community numbers just over 30 and even has its own website.
He, his family, and some friends reside in a "new monastic community," living, eating, and praying together.
The structures were built by Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo who appointed four families to look after Choskor, as there was no monastic community back then.
A preliminary judicial investigation in Greece found that the deals were weighted in favour of Vatopedi, which lies in the autonomous monastic community of Mount Athos, and the cost to the state is believed to have been at least e1/4100 million.
FOUR women dumped on a Greek beach by human traffickers entered an all-male monastic community, which has had a ban on females for 1,000 years.
Father Kao was a member of the Trappist monastic community in Hong Kong, and he was believed to be the oldest Chinese priest in the world.
The Taize tradition was started in Taize, France, in 1940 in a monastic community where the brothers still come together three times a day for prayer centered on singing, Bible reading and silence.
According to Weiss and the New Monastic community, Jesus was a homeless radical who railed against the rich and befriended the poor and destitute.
McCarroll, now in his mid-70s, lives at Starcross, a small lay monastic community in Sonoma County, California, which, in addition to farming, cares for children victimized by the AIDS pandemic.