monastery monastery  /ˈmɑ nə ˌstɛ ri/


  • (n) the residence of a religious community


  1. The American director of the monastery, Richard Baker, 32, is a Berkeley graduate who specialized in Oriental studies.
  2. The doors of the centuries-old monastery in Kiev swung open, admitted a burly figure.
  3. Back at the monastery, the boy's cook and teacher made daily visits to his empty room to keep up the illusion that he was inside.


  1. Pennsylvania runner dominates inaugural BVP 5K

    CUMBERLAND — Zach Hoagland came a very long way to run in Saturday morning’s inaugural Blackstone Valley Prep 5K, but that didn’t prevent the Hatfield, Penn. native from feeling right at home on The Monastery’s challenging 3.1-mile trail course. The 23-year-old Hoagland, who was in town this weekend to visit family members in Lincoln, was impressive in topping a field of 230 runners with his ...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Woonsocket Call

  2. Trappist Monk Eutropius Bollinger, OCSO

    Brother Eutropius Bollinger, 66, monk of the Cistercian (Trappist) Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia died on Wednesday June 19 after ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Newton Citizen

  3. Archbishop to speak at monastery

    Archbishop Benjamin, the Archbishop of San Francisco and the West, will speak about “The Jewish Roots of Christianity” on Saturday, July 20 at the Holy Assumption Monastery. The retreat is jointly sponsored by the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute and the monastery, 1519 Washington St.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Weekly Calistogan

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  1. "I would like to see more people from outside the judicial monastery," Mr. Leahy added, "somebody who has had some real-life experience, not just as a judge."
    on May 3, 2009 By: Patrick Leahy Source: New York Times

  2. "The tolling of the Danilovsky bells, which has been stored up for more than two centuries, is again at home at the Danilovsky Monastery and it will call us to prayer from now on," Patriarch Alexey II said in televised comments.
    on Sep 12, 2007 By: Patriarch Alexy II Source: Pravda

  3. "I have information he is hiding in a Franciscan monastery, and so the Catholic Church is protecting him. I have taken this up with the Vatican and the Vatican refuses totally to cooperate with us," UN chief prosecutor Carla del Ponte told...
    on Sep 21, 2005 By: Carla Del Ponte Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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