- CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Monasticism
The act of 'dwelling alone' (Greek monos, monazein, monachos), has come to denote the mode of life pertaining to persons living in seclusion from the world, under religious vows and subject to a fixed rule, as monks, friars, nuns, or in general as religious
- CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Anthony
Founder of Christian monasticism The chief source of information on St Anthony is a Greek Life attributed to St Athanasius, to be found in any edition of his works A note of the controversy concerning this Life is given at the end of this article; here it will suffice to say that now it is received with practical unanimity by scholars as a
- Purgatory - Encyclopedia Volume - Catholic Encyclopedia . . .
The subject is treated under these heads: I Catholic Doctrine II Errors III Proofs IV Duration and Nature V Succouring the Dead VI Indulgences VII Invocation of SoulsVIII
- Adam - Encyclopedia Volume - Catholic Encyclopedia . . .
The first man and the father of the human race ETYMOLOGY AND USE OF WORD There is not a little divergence of opinion among Semitic scholars when they attempt to explain the etymological
- Coptic Catholic Church - Wikipedia
The Coptic Catholic Church is an Eastern Catholic particular church in full communion with the Catholic Church The Coptic Catholic Church uses the Alexandrian Rite Uniquely among Eastern Catholic Churches, it uses the Coptic language (derived from Ancient Egyptian, hence the name) in its liturgy, whereas the Ethiopian Catholic Church and
- Religious institute - Wikipedia
In the Roman Catholic Church a religious institute is "a society in which members pronounce public vows and lead a life of brothers or sisters in common" Consecrated life may be lived either individually or as a member of an institute