- CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Monasticism
Monasticism or monachism, literally 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 The basic idea of monasticism in all its varieties is seclusion or withdrawal from the world or society
- CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Western Monasticism
The introduction of monasticism into the West may be dated from about A D 340 when St Athanasius visited Rome accompanied by the two Egyptian monks Ammon and Isidore, disciples of St Anthony
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EXODUS AND THE FORTY YEARS (EXODUS 12:34 AND AFTER) At the head of 600,000 men, besides women and children, and heavily laden with the spoils of the Egyptians, Moses follows a way through the desert, indicated by an advancing pillar of alternating cloud and fire, and gains the peninsula of Sinai by crossing the Red Sea A dry passage, miraculously opened by him for this purpose at a point
- Monk - Wikipedia
Within Roman Catholicism, a monk is a member of a religious order who lives a communal life in a monastery, abbey, or priory under a monastic rule of life (such as the Rule of St Benedict) St Benedict of Nursia, (480-543 or 547 AD) is considered to be the founder of western monasticism He authored the Rule of St Benedict, which is the foundation for the Order of St Benedict and all of its
- 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 Eritrean Catholic Church use the Alexandrian Rite in the
- Monasticism | religion | Britannica. com
Monasticism: Monasticism, an institutionalized religious practice or movement whose members attempt to live by a rule that requires works that go beyond those of either the laity or the ordinary spiritual leaders of their religions Commonly celibate and universally ascetic, the monastic individual separates
- Roman Catholicism - Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica. com
Roman Catholicism is the major religion of nearly every country in Latin America This can be attributed in large part to the lingering effects of Spanish and Portuguese colonization of the region and the Roman Catholic missions that accompanied those endeavours