A Newcomer's Guide to the Trappists

Monastic Life - Bodily Health and the End of Life

Traditional Catholic theology teaches that "grace builds on nature".  Concerning our bodies, Trappists exercise our bodies with a pretty demanding physical asceticism, but are also committed to caring for our bodies as manifestations of God's creative power and goodness.  It is common for Trappists to live into their nineties!  Learn more below about Trappist practices of maintaining our health and our attitudes about death. 

A Trappist is cloistered - but what if he/she needs to see a doctor or dentist?
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Can a person stay healthy on the restricted diet of a Trappist?
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What is the Trappist attitude toward death?
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What happens when a Trappist dies?
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