monasticism monasticism  /mə ˈnæ stə ˌsɪ zəm/


  • (n) asceticism as a form of religious life; usually conducted in a community under a common rule and characterized by celibacy and poverty and obedience


  1. A Swiss theology student named Roger Schutz, then 25, came to France looking for a site for a Protestant experiment in monasticism.
  2. Neither the grey stone building nor its inhabitants had an air of contemplation, isolation or monasticism.
  3. Let us also not disregard the scholarly developments of monasticism.


  • Preview of Pope Benedict XVI's message to Ireland

    In a preview of Pope Benedict' s letter to the Irish people, expected on Ash Wednesday, which falls on February 17, the Pope will "acknowledge the tremendous contribution of the Irish to the church worldwide from the time of the golden age of monasticism to the modern missionary movement.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Irish Central

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  1. "When consecrated people live the Gospel radically, when people dedicated to an entirely contemplative life profoundly cultivate the nuptial bond with Christ ...... then monasticism can, for all forms of religious and consecrated life, become a...
    on Nov 20, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Catholic News Agency

  2. "The Australian people are as prone to constitutional experimentation as they are to monasticism," Craven writes. "Legions of bitter monarchists and dissident republicans stand ready to choke any infant republic with misrepresentation and...
    on May 15, 2009 By: Greg Craven Source: The Australian

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