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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 love the idea of a university as away from capitalist values, where people can do things that don't immediately have to pay their way. It's like a monastery in a way, and that beautiful refuge has been destroyed by dogma about what this stuff is for.
Alain de Botton

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

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

He was somebody who made me think, I suppose, about the contemplative life. I've always been a city fellow, but I've often had vague thoughts about 'checking out' and perhaps going into a monastery and just seeing what it was like.
Derek Jacobi
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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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