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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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...
Sebastian Aguilera de Heredia
Raul Prieto Ramirez plays Tiento Grande de 4º tono by Sebastián Aguilera de Heredia, recorded live at a concert in Stuttgart Koncertsaal im Turm. The great o...
Degrees of Eastern Orthodox monasticism
The degrees of Eastern Orthodox monasticism are the stages an Eastern Orthodox monk or nun passes through in their religious vocation.In the Eastern Orthodox Church, the process of becoming a monk or ...
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Bhikkhu
A bhikkhu (Pāli, Sanskrit: भिक्षु bhikṣu) is an ordained Buddhist monk. A female monastic (a nun) is called a bhikkhuni (Sanskrit: भिक्षुणी bhikṣuṇī).The lives of bhikkhus and bhikkhunis are g...
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International Society for Krishna Consciousness
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), known colloquially as the Hare Krishna movement or Hare Krishnas, is a Gaudiya Vaishnava religious organisation. ISKCON was founded in 19...
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Abbot
Abbot, meaning father, is an ecclesiastical title given to the head of a monastery in various traditions, including Christianity. The office may also be given as an honorary title to a clergyman who i...
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Jain monasticism
Jain monasticism refers to the order of monks and nuns in the Jain community. The term nirgrantha "bondless" was used for Jain monks in the past. Another ancient term, samaṇa "striver", is used mainly...
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Order of Saint Benedict
The Order of Saint Benedict (OSB; Latin: Ordo Sancti Benedicti), also known – in reference to the colour of its members' habits – as the Black Monks, is a Roman Catholic ...
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Carthusians
The Carthusian Order, also called the Order of Saint Bruno, is a Roman Catholic religious order of enclosed monastics. The order was founded by Saint Bruno of Cologne in 1084 and includes both monks a...
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Cistercians
A Cistercian is a member of the Cistercian Order (/sɪˈstɜrʃⁱən/, abbreviated as OCist or SOCist (Latin: (Sacer) Ordo Cisterciensis), a Catholic and also Anglican religious order of monks and nuns...
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Cluniac Reforms
The Cluniac Reforms (also called the Benedictine Reform) were a series of changes within medieval monasticism of the Western Church focused on restoring the traditional monastic life, encouraging art,...
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Trappists
The Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (O.C.S.O.: Ordo Cisterciensis Strictioris Observantiae) is a Roman Catholic religious order of cloistered contemplative monastics who follow the Rule ...
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Petrus Astronomus
Petrus Astronomus, O.Ss.S., (died after 1513), a German by birth, was a Bridgettine monk in Vadstena Abbey, Vadstena, Sweden. In 1506, he created an astronomical clock for the Uppsala Cathedral, whic...
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Fra Mauro map
Video from the National Library of Australia explaining the significance of the mapThe Fra Mauro map, "considered the greatest memorial of medieval cartography", is a map of the world made around 14...
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Aldred the Scribe
Aldred the Scribe (also known as Aldred the Glossator) is the name by which scholars identify a tenth-century priest, otherwise known only as Aldred, who was a provost of the monastic community of St...
Nazarena of Jesus
Nazarena of Jesus, O.S.B. Cam. (October 15, 1907 – February 7, 1990), was an American Roman Catholic Camaldolese nun, who spent most of her adult life in a monastery as an anchoress, or recluse...
Guigo de Ponte
Guigo de Ponte, also known as Guigues du Pont, was a Carthusian monk of the Grande Chartreuse. Little is known about him, but probably professed there in 1271, and died in 1297. He is known for his tr...
Giovanni Battista Orsenigo
Giovanni Battista Orsenigo- (1837-1904) An Italian monk from a family of thirteen, although four of his siblings did not reach adulthood. He had several jobs before realizing his vocation and becoming...
José de Sigüenza
José de Sigüenza (Sigüenza, 1544 - El Escorial, 22 May 1606) was a historian, poet and Spanish theologian.A Hieronymite monk, de Sigüenza was the prior of the monastery of El Escorial, where he served...
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