Christians whose lives are monastic.

Although Christian monks traditionally live in monasteries according to orders, there are also monks are merely affiliated with a particular monastery and whose Christianity witnesses to Christ in an unchristlike world. Monks are defined by their affiliate codes which are often marked by sext, lauds and vespers, and regularly attending and conducting church services, working, and praying throughout all waking hours. (EDT 2008, 557–559).


We are drawn to the monastic life and identify ourselves with the Benedictine, Franciscan, and Ignatian traditions. In light of recent experiences concerning certain orders, I have chosen to pattern an otherwise reformed monastic life after an assemblage of what I consider to be the most desirable monastic practices while discarding those considered to be undesirable. In this manner, I have handpicked my way through and selected only the finest ideologies with which to serve our Lord and Savior.


  1. Trier, Daniel J. and Walter A. Elwell. 2008. Introducing Theological Interpretation of Scripture: Recovering a Christian Practice. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16).

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