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The influence of this primitive movement cannot be underestimated.
See if you can elicit the types of images of the Church that this introduced
to contemporary believers. The ascetical dimension of this early monasticism
was to be fused with a sense of service and ministry (particularly later
in the West under Benedict's Rule), making the monastic community a place
of learning and spiritual support.
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