Religious Glossary - common terms used related to Religion
Monastery - A monastery is the habitation of monks.
Originally: a hermit's cell. Christian monasteries are also
called abbey, priory, charterhouse, friary, and preceptory,
while the habitation of nuns can also be called a convent.
A secluded spot where a community, usually Christian, leads
a life of meditation and simplicity.
A place where monks live together and practice their religion.
A community of monks, men who have taken vows of poverty,
chastity and obedience.