conventual conventual

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows

Usage(s):

  1. Out of that beginning grew orders of deaconesses for service and of conventual nuns for contemplation.
  2. She greatly admired Frank de Lacey, who had built himself a hut in the woods and went there to meditate, but she was not ready for so conventual a life.
  3. There is a good reason for such policy: Cosi's ten sister-staffers want their magazine to stand as more than a conventual oddity.

News

  • Pope clears way for beatification of 124 Korean martyrs

    Pope Francis recognized the martyrdom of 124 Catholics who were killed during widespread persecution in Korea in the 18th through 19th centuries. He also approved a decree recognizing the martyrdom of Conventual Franciscan Fr. Francesco Zirano, an Italian priest killed in Algeria in 1603.
    on February 10, 2014     Source: National Catholic Reporter

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