Monks with ‘Superhuman’ Abilities show Scientists What We Can All Do
In the modern day world, we too often underestimate our abilities as humans. We perceive ourselves to just be creatures on earth far too often, but that’s no...
Chinese monk mummified in gold leaf
The mummification process is part of a Buddhist tradition that honors faithful monks. Produced by Maya Dangerfield. Images courtesy of AP and Reuters. Read m...
Breathtaking Images Of Shaolin Monks Training
These breathtaking images will leave you speechless... Shaolin monks believe that strength comes only from the mind, because of this there are almost no limits to what they can do with their bodies du...
Dissolution of the Monasteries
The Dissolution of the Monasteries, sometimes referred to as the Suppression of the Monasteries, was the set of administrative and legal processes between 1536 and 1541 by which Henry VIII disbanded m...
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Monk
A monk (from Greek: μοναχός, monachos, "single, solitary" and Latin monachus) is a person who practices religious asceticism, living either alone or with any number of other monks. A monk may be...
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Saint Benedict Medal
The Saint Benedict Medal is a Catholic sacramental medal containing symbols and text related to the life of Saint Benedict of Nursia.The medal is one of the oldest and most honored medals used by Cath...
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Odo Arpin of Bourges
Odo Arpin of Bourges (also Arpinus, Harpinus, or Harpin) (c. 1060 – c. 1130) was a medieval viscount, crusader and monk.He inherited the lordship of Dun and became viscount of Bourges between 1092 and...
Third Order of Saint Francis
The Third Order of St. Francis is a third order within the Franciscan movement of the Catholic Church. It includes both congregations of vowed men and women and fraternities of men and women living st...
Camillians
The Camillians or Clerics Regular, Ministers to the Sick (Latin: Clerci Regulari Ministeri Infirmaribus) are a Roman Catholic religious order, founded in 1582 by St. Camillus de Lellis (1550-1614)...
Nun of Watton
The Nun of Watton (born in the 1140s) was the protagonist of a drama at the Gilbertine Watton Priory in Yorkshire, recorded by St Ailred of Rievaulx in De Sanctimoniali de Wattun. In this story of tw...
Reform of a Religious Order
Reform of a religious order is the return of the order from a mitigated or relaxed observance to the rigour of its primitive rule. An example of this includes the Cluniac Reforms.
Cluny Abbey
Cluny Abbey (or Cluni, or Clugny, [klyˈni]) dedicated to St Peter, is a former Benedictine monastery in Cluny, Saône-et-Loire, France. It was built in the Romanesque style, with three churches built ...
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Monastic Family of Bethlehem, of the Assumption of the Virgin and of Saint Bruno
The Monastic Family of Bethlehem, of the Assumption of the Virgin and of Saint Bruno (or simply Monks and Sisters of Bethlehem) is a Roman Catholic religious order with Carthusian spirituality founded...
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Schottenstift, Vienna
The Schottenstift (English: Scottish Abbey), formally called Benediktinerabtei unserer Lieben Frau zu den Schotten (English: Benedictine Abbey of Our Dear Lady of the Scots), is a Roman Catho...
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Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco
The Salesian Sisters of St John Bosco or Daughters of Mary Help of Christians are the sister order of the Salesians of Don Bosco. They were founded by Saint Maria Mazzarello in 1872 to work alongside ...
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New York Foundling
The New York Foundling, founded in 1869 by the Roman Catholic Sisters of Charity, is one of New York City’s oldest and largest child welfare agencies. The Foundling operates programs in the five bor...
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Basilian monk
Basilian monks are monks who follow the "Rule" of Saint Basil the Great, bishop of Caesarea (330-379). The chief importance of the monastic rules and institutes of St. Basil lies in the fact that to t...
Iona Nunnery
The Iona Nunnery was an Augustinian convent located on the island of Iona in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. It was established sometime after the foundation of the nearby Benedictine monastery in 120...
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Oratory of Saint Philip Neri
The Congregation of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri is a pontifical society of apostolic life of Catholic priests and lay-brothers who live together in a community bound together by no formal vows bu...
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Robert Holgate
Robert Holgate (1481/1482 – 1555) was Bishop of Llandaff and then Archbishop of York (from 1545 to 1554). He recognised Henry VIII as head of the Church of England.Although a protege of Thomas C...
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