coenobite

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coenobite

, cenobite
a member of a religious order following a communal rule of life
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At other times, however, Cassian seems to regard the eremitical and cenobitical lifestyles not so much as constitutive of actually existing groups but as reflecting the consecutive spiritual stages of the individual monk's life.
Thus, whereas Regerat sees Severinus' monasticism as being based on semi-eremetical eastern models, but yet having cenobitical ideals, I suspect that the latter reflect Eugippius' own views, rather than Severinus' - particularly in view of Eugippius' known enthusiasm for Augustine, who greatly emphasized the communal aspect of monasticism.