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2011-02-07 07:45:00

TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration (PCPA) of Our Lady of Solitude, a contemplative community of nuns in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, are building endurance by running, strength training and praying in preparation for their second annual Nun Run, a Good Habit! The 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk will be held at 8 a.m., Saturday, March 12, at Kiwanis Park in Tempe, Ariz. This Run is a fundraiser to build a cloistered monastery and...

2006-07-05 02:25:00

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The first group of monks in China to complete an MBA course have begun reflecting on their achievements, state media said on Wednesday. Shanghai's Jade Buddha Temple commissioned Jiaotong University to design a degree focusing on monastery management, to help its monks mix business with prayer. The monks proved to be better students than their lay brethren, five of whom failed to get the degree due to excessive absence from class or failure to submit essays, the China...

2005-08-08 11:02:41

CAIRO (Reuters) - Renovators working in an ancient Egyptian monastery have unearthed the oldest example of a building housing Christian monks, a member of the restoration project near the country's Red Sea coast told Reuters on Monday. The cell, a building that served as the living quarters for monks, dates from between the fourth and fifth centuries and will help shed light on the early days of monastic life, said Father Maximous, a monk working at the site. "It is the oldest physical...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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