In the middle of the 19th century abbot of the monastery was a monk named Genadii.
He was on his way to visit his brother Raimond, who was a monk in the Dominican monastery there.
In 1752 he became a monk at the monastery of the Escorial, and a year later was admitted to holy orders.
He chose Lindisfarne as his base and established a church and monastery here.
There are also monasteries where monks and nuns practice a life of religious devotion and scholarship.
When monasteries die out, the patriarch sells the property cheaply to pay his bills.
He had an equally high-handed way with the monasteries in his diocese and in his filet year as bishop deposed no fewer than eleven abbots and priors.
Large monasteries were known as abbeys, whilst smaller ones were called priories and were often set up near an abbey.
There were more than 6000 monasteries and nunneries in the three regions of Tibet - U-Tsang, Dotö and Domey.
The monasteries were also the birthplace of scholasticism.