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Virgins and Philosophers: Early Proto-Monasticism (Inside Monastic Culture Part II)

  Read “The Solitaries: Inside Monastic Culture Part I”   Roman Religious Colleges   The Vestal Virgins of ancient Rome, formed in the seventh century BCE, were the world’s first known cenobitic proto-monastics and their Atrium Vestiae, or House of the Vestal Virgins, was the first proto-monastic house. The Vestal Virgins, a part of the […]

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