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Monastic life in the 21st century
Benedictine monks follow a strict regime of prayer and worship as they seek to serve God. In this Italian monastery, numbers are dwindling. Presenter Reverend Peter Owen-Jones visits a Benedictine monastery in northern Italy and describes their beliefs and way of life. He asks about the future of the monastery.
Students could list four benefits for Christians of living in this kind of religious community and three disadvantages. What might motivate people to step out of the everyday life of the world like this? Find out why many Christians support the lifestyle of monastic communities, with their focus on prayer for the world.
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