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Why is the monk important?


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September 13, 2011 3:41PM

one of the most important jobs the monks did was bring you a hand written bible,it was the catholic monks who hand wrote the bible no one else until the printing press was invented , it was the monks who made sure there were no mistakes made and that is why the catholic church was considered the keeper of the bible, so no one would rewrite it or distort it..

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A monk is important insofar as his life conforms to that of his Savior. He is living out the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience. His day is spent giving praise to the Almighty who is worthy of all praise.