The police who arrived at the scene helped the monks inspect the facility.
I have arranged a meeting with Brother Davide—one of two monks who live at The Cathedral full time.
A few weeks later the monks laid siege to a Muslim-owned abattoir in Colombo to halt the slaughter of cattle.
Even the storied Red Burgundies made by Cistercian monks were dark pink.
Later, the Dukes of Burgundy appropriated the land and vines were revived by medieval monks.
The walk nearest the church is where the monks are supposed to spend the time allotted for pious meditation.
The abbess gave any necessary orders to the monks through a window.
The monks were the "regulars" who formed the spiritual nobility and not the ruling class in the hierarchy.
There is accommodation, he told us, for three hundred monks; but only three are left in it.
But in India the whole Buddhistic Order of monks passed away.
Old English munuc "monk" (used also of women), from Proto-Germanic *muniko- (cf. Old Frisian munek, Middle Dutch monic, Old High German munih, Ger. Mönch), an early borrowing from Vulgar Latin *monicus (source of French moine, Spanish monje, Italian monaco), from Late Latin monachus "monk," originally "religious hermit," from Ecclesiastical Greek monakhos "monk," noun use of a classical Greek adjective meaning "solitary," from monos "alone" (see mono-). For substitution of -o- for -u-, see come.
In England, before the Reformation, the term was not applied to the members of the mendicant orders, who were always called friars. From the 16th c. to the 19th c., however, it was usual to speak of the friars as a class of monks. In recent times the distinction between the terms has been carefully observed by well-informed writers. In French and Ger. the equivalent of monk is applied equally to 'monks' and 'friars.' [OED]