I'm pretty depressed and want to become a monk temporarily to help me find myself again and be better person. Is this an unethical reason to be a monk? [more inside]
Books / resources about monastic life? I am thinking of writing a story set in a completely fictional setting, and I'd like to research more ideas of what life is like in a monastery or abbey. [more inside]
What food does Mr Monk eat? [more inside]
Have Julius Monk's cabaret/nightclub shows ever been released on CD or mp3? Shows like "Take Five," "Pieces of Eight," and "Dressed to the Nines" were staples of my childhood, and I'd love to hear them again. [more inside]
I want to become a Buddhist monk at some point in my life and live out my days in a authentic monastery, preferably in a traditionally Buddhist country. Please advise. [more inside]
Have I transformed an insanely great and clear-cut early relationship into a friendship? [more inside]
Big fan of Monk on TV. Are there any other detective/crime fiction or shows that feature people with recognisable (or even diagnosed) psychological disorders? Played for laughs or serious.
Give me recommendations for vocal versions of Round Midnight
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I have been reading Curzio Malaparte's Kaput. In it, he describes an Orthodox order of monks who raise families and then enter servitude to be castrated and then become penitents. I can't find any information online about this group though, even a name, any help?
Who's That Monk?!?!?! Any or all of these details might be wrong, but it's all I've got: oddball 17th century monk (maybe Jesuit) who developed the water system for Bernini's Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers, in Rome's Piazza Navona) and made strange mechanical devices like a mechanical Jesus that walked on water. I know I heard a story about him on an evening NPR show, I think there was a meme floating around the web around the same time. I want to say his name was Chirac, but I only remember hearing that, so I may be spelling it wrong, or even confusing it with a certain foreign president. Any takers?