Christian Monastarys seem to have been prevelant in the early Church days, but I don't think Catholics have a very clear idea on what their purpose or intent was (myself included).
Please enlighten me on why the monastery's were created and what benefits they offered to God and His Church as a whole... Don't be afraid to go into detail. You can offer opinions, facts, pictures, or even talk about side issues that deal with monastery's. :)
Thank you, and have fun! :thumbsup: