A Newcomer's Guide to the Trappists

Monastic Discipline - Lifestyle

Trappists have distinctive ways of eating, sleeping, working and speaking.  Below are featured answers to questions about these aspects of our monastic way of life.

Can a person stay healthy on the restricted diet of a Trappist?
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How much sleep does a Trappist get?
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Is it true that Trappists take a vow of silence?
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What are the different jobs that Trappists do in the monastery?
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Does a Trappist ever get to pick his or her own job in the monastery?
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