Christian monasticism, a style of monasticism in which life is planned based on worship, adhering to Christian ideals. In the texts accepted as sacred by Christians, including the Old Testament, the way of life devoted to religion is shown as an example, but the establishment of an organization for this is not encouraged. In the following centuries, centers where only basic needs could be met and all life could be spent began to be formed and Christian monasticism began. People living monastic life were called "monk", derived from the Greek word monahos, meaning "alone".