SMC103Y1 October 8, 2009
Benedict of Nursia, founder of Cenobitic Monasticism creates a rule that allows
other people to partake in this form of religious life.
The Mendicants are a movement of men and women that being out of the walls of
the community isn’t adequate to addressing the problems of the world around
them, and thought that the world needed them to be more engaged. They lived a
life of poverty and obedience embodied by the thoughts of St. Francis of Assissi.
Mendicants move away from the hermit lifestyle of Eremetic Monasticism, but do
not resonate with the communal worship of Cenobetic Monasticism. Instead they
travel in smaller groups and teach.
The root of religious life is a reactively anti-clerical form of worship.
Religious life is a road to conversion, as an ongoing conversion of the Christian life
and not a miracle form. Zossimas was a monk, part of the community and continues
to strive for perfection and leaves