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Synonyms for monk

Synonyms for monk

a male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work

United States jazz pianist who was one of the founders of the bebop style (1917-1982)

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The only point not clearly explained in the argument is why the Cistercians, who favoured cycles of saints' lives based on the liturgical calendar for readings to choir monks, should have broken up the sequence to produce groups of thematic readings of lives of apostles, martyrs, virgins and confessors for parallel readings to conversi.
Indeed, in the early monasteries, only choir monks attended daily Mass.