14. THE QUESTION WAS .According to St. Augustine, what was religious life (life of nuns, monks, priests) based on?
THE ANSWER IS ..C .Poverty.
According to Catholic Encyclopedia:
St. Augustine considers poverty the foundation of the religious life, but attaches no less importance to fraternal charity, which consists in living in peace and concord.
In a letter to nuns, St. Augustine dwells upon charity, poverty, obedience, detachment from the world, the apportionment of labour, the mutual duties of superiors and inferiors, fraternal charity, prayer in common, fasting and abstinence proportionate to the strength of the individual, care of the sick, silence, reading during meals, etc. (Catholic Encyclopedia)
The superior of a convent shares the duties of her office with certain members of her community, one of whom has charge of the sick, another of the cellar, another of the wardrobe, while still another is the guardian of the books which she is authorized to distribute among the sisters. The nuns make their habits which consist of a dress, a cincture and a veil. Prayer, in common, occupies an important place in their life, being said in the chapel at stated hours and according to the prescribed forms, and comprising hymns, psalms and readings. (Catholic Encyclopedia)
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