Monks and deacons


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What’s the difference between monks and deacons?


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Monks = men who take vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, have a religious community, are "separated from the world"

Deacons = single/married men who have received the Sacrament of Holy Orders, the Diaconate, who have made promise of obedience to their bishop

or = unmarried men members of an institute who have received the Sacrament of Holy Orders, the Diaconate, who make a vow or promise of obedience to their superior and may have other vows/promises like a monk. Such men can be both a monk + deacon or member of secular institute + deacon...


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