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Definition of Monastery


  1. A house of religious retirement, or of secusion from ordinary temporal concerns, especially for monks; -- more rarely applied to such a house for females.

Monastery Quotations

My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.
John Keats

I like the monastic life... in the prayer and the praising... this has charged me with new energy, spiritual energy. This is very important for my ministry outside the monastery.
Pope Theodoros II

Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible to commit some social sin.
Quentin Crisp

I remember going to a monastery library when I was very young and being surrounded by ancient books. I fell in love.
Hans-Ulrich Obrist

I had a real yearning to make use of the opportunities I had at school. When I heard about the gap year of teaching English at a Tibetan monastery, I knew I had to do something about it really quickly, otherwise it was going to get allocated.
Benedict Cumberbatch
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Monastery Translations

monastery in Dutch is klooster, mannenklooster
monastery in French is couvent, conventuelle
monastery in German is Kloster
monastery in Hungarian is kolostor
monastery in Italian is convento
monastery in Latin is monasterium, abbatia
monastery in Spanish is convento, monasterio
monastery in Swedish is kloster, munkkloster
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