Votary – A person who has made vows of dedication to religious service (such as a monk or nun)
He wasn't vocal and lived a solitary (votary) life, for he was a monk who had made vows of dedication to religious service.
Examples of votary in a sentence
The young man left his family to become a votary.
She was no votary, but Margaret dedicated much of her life to God through charity work.
Susan gave up her life as a votary after falling in love with, and marrying the vicar.