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What were monasteries used for?

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Yes there are Catholic monasteries but there are also monasteries that belong to other denominations as well.


The monks weren't used to fighting, and the monasteries often had valuables like silver and gold.


Monasteries were used by monks and nuns to pray and worship. There was also monasteries that were hospitals - the monks would care for the sick. They would also be inns to let travellers sleep in for the night.


Monks did live in monasteries.


Do you mean Xenodocheion?.If you do, a Xenodocheion is a building used to receive strangers in, mainly used in monasteries.



The Vikings targeted monasteries in their raids because they were known to have silver ornaments and money from donating worshippers.The monasteries are ringing their bells.




Monks usually live in monasteries.In monasteries


Monks and/or nuns live in monasteries.


In the 16 century was there 24 monasteries.



Monasteries are inhabited by monks or nuns.


There are many monasteries other than Catholic ones. In the Christian religion, the Anglicans have monasteries, I know that there are Lutheran sisters, but I'm not sure about monasteries. Also, there is the ecumenical Taize community. In non-Christian religions, I know that the Buddhists have monasteries, the most famous are in Tibet, and the Hindu religion also has monasteries.


Robert Curzon has written: 'Monasteries of the East' -- subject(s): Description and travel, Monasteries 'The lay of the purple falcon' 'Visits to the monasteries in the Levant' -- subject(s): Description and travel, Monasteries 'Armenia: a year at Erzeroom, and on the frontiers of Russia, Turkey and Persia' 'Visits to monasteries of the Levant' -- subject(s): Description and travel, Monasteries



Monasteries such as Durham became rich because of all of the land that it owns from renting and also from the schools that they pay to get taught. The monasteries weren't supposed to be this rich so Henry 5th shut down lots of monasteries and abbeys. This was called the dissolution of the monasteries


There is no standard collective noun for a group of monasteries. That is most likely because monasteries are not usually found in groups. However, collective nouns are an informal part of language. Any noun that suits the context can function as a collective noun; for example, a cluster of monasteries or a string of monasteries.


St. Benedict was the key religious figure in the development of monasteries in the west. St. Benedict developed rules for monastic life which are still used today.


The Protestants where very unhappy with the monasteries, they stayed protestants through out the fight of the monasteries even when the new Catholic queen came!


Everyone living in England and Wales at the time was affected to some extent by the dissolution of the monasteries, but the people most affected would be the monks who used to live in them. Also the sick people who used to be cared for by the monks (they ran the first hospitals).


In what year did Henry VIII closed the monasteries?


there were 5000 monasteries in england and 2000 in wales


a useful job that the monasteries did were they were a school and a hospital



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