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Munich's city symbol celebrates its founding by Benedictine monks—the origin of its name
Munich's city symbol celebrates its founding by Benedictine monks—the origin of its name

A Benedictine is a person who follows the Rule of St Benedict. Such a person may live the Consecrated Life (that is, as a monk or nun) or not (for example, as an oblate). The Order of Saint Benedict was founded in the sixth century in the Western Latin Rite of what was then the undivided Church. Both the Catholic Church and many separated ecclesial communities embrace the Benedictine monastic tradition to this day. Benedictine College is a small university in Atchison, Kansas. ... Image File history File links Germany_München_Monks. ... Image File history File links Germany_München_Monks. ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... St. ... St. ... St. ... For other uses, see Nun (disambiguation). ... An Oblate in Christian monasticism (especially Roman Catholic and Anglican; the Orthodox Christian equivalent is called a Rasophore) is any person who has been offered to God, or have dedicated themselves to His service, in holy religion. ... St Benedict of Nursia (c. ... (5th century — 6th century — 7th century — other centuries) Events The first academy of the east the Academy of Gundeshapur founded in Persia by the Persian Shah Khosrau I. Irish colonists and invaders, the Scots, began migrating to Caledonia (later known as Scotland) Glendalough monastery, Wicklow Ireland founded... The Latin Rite is one of the 23 sui iuris particular Churches within the Catholic Church. ... The name Catholic Church can mean a visible organization that refers to itself as Catholic, or the invisible Christian Church, viz. ...


In the English Reformation all monasteries were dissolved and their lands confiscated by the throne. Since the Oxford Movement there has been a revival of Benedictine monasticism in the Anglican Church and other Christian Churches. Some Anglican Abbots are welcomed guests of the Roman Catholic Abbot Primate at Abbatial gatherings. King Henry VIII of England The English Reformation refers to the series of events in sixteenth century England by which the church in England broke away from the authority of the Pope and consequently the entire Catholic church; it formed part of the wider Protestant Reformation, a religious and political... The Oxford Movement was a loose affiliation of High Church Anglicans, most of them members of the University of Oxford, who sought to demonstrate that the Church of England was a direct descendant of the Christian church established by the Apostles. ... The Anglican Communion uses the compass rose as its symbol, signifying its worldwide reach and decentralized nature. ... A religious denomination (also simply denomination) is a subgroup within a religion that operates under a common name, tradition, and identity. ... Christianity percentage by country, purple is highest, orange is lowest Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...


Outside a monastic context, "Benedictine" may also refer to a follower of another Benedict, especially a Saint Benedict or a Pope Benedict. "Benedictine" is also used as a more general adjective; thus, the papacy of a particular Pope Benedict may be called the "Benedictine era" or an abbey of the Order may be referred to as "Benedictine". Also, a student of a Benedictine school, may also be considered as "Benedictine" as in the case of Benedictine College, Saint Anselm College, San Beda College and Bede College. There have been many Saints named Benedict, by far the most popular being Benedict of Nursia, founder of the Benedictine order. ... Pope Benedict is the regnal name of the current Roman pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI (2005–present) and has been the name of fifteen other popes: Pope Benedict I (575–579) Pope Benedict II (684–685) Pope Benedict III (855–858) Pope Benedict IV (900–903... In grammar, an adjective is a word whose main syntactic role is to modify a noun or pronoun (called the adjectives subject), giving more information about what the noun or pronoun refers to. ... Benedictine College is a small university in Atchison, Kansas. ... Saint Anselm College is a private, Roman Catholic, coeducational liberal arts college. ... San Beda College (SBC) (Spanish for Saint Bede) is a college run by the Benedictine monks in the Philippines. ... Bede College is located in Billingham, County Durham. ...


See also

For the articles on the Benedictine way of religious living, see:

See also Rule of Saint Benedict and Benedictine. ... What is an Oblate of Saint Benedict? Oblates of St. ... St Benedict of Nursia (c. ... The Order of Saint Benedict is a loose affiliation of monastics of the Orthodox Church who strive to live according to the Holy Rule of St Benedict. ... The Order of St. ... St. ...

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