treated badly and unfairly, usually because of religion, politics , or race.
A community of monks.
A man who has taken a solemn vow to devote his life to prayer and service in a monastery.
The body of people, such as priests, who perform the sacred functions of a church.
To formally deprive a person of membership in a church.
A solemn rite of Christian churches.
A journey to a holy site.
An object considered holy because it belonged to, or was touched by, a saint or other holy person.
A community of nuns; also called a nunnery.
A woman who has taken a sacred vow to devote her life to prayer and service to the church.