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CHAPTER, MONASTIC

The periodic meeting of the members of a monastic community. At this meeting, there is customarily the reading of the day's martyrology, self-accusation of external faults against the rule, the imposition by the superior of appropriate penances, and the discussion of important matters affecting the life and discipline of the community.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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