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A Look at Christian Monastic Life


As a person living in the 21st century, what would my day be like at a Trappist monastery ?  Why the renewed interest in monastic life in our time ? 

As much as description falls short of experience, we’ll endeavor to lay out the basics while extending an invitation to “come away”. Mark 6:31


How long have Christian monasteries been around ?


In today’s modern world, why would anyone choose to live that way ?


What is the typical Daily Schedule of a monk ?


How do they support themselves ?


Can I visit a Monastery ?


What is a Retreat ?  Who can go ?


I have a family and work responsibilities, can I adapt the monastic experience for my situation ?

Selections on Our Monastic Bookshelf