A Newcomer's Guide to the Trappists

Monastic Life - Officers of the Community

Trappist monks and nuns find their happiness in serving the church by serving one another in the monastery.  Actually, there are a surprising number of ways in which a person can pour out his life for others even in a "hidden life" lived within the the cloister.  Of special importance are what are called "officers" of the community who exercise pastoral roles in the community.  Read more about these monks and nuns below.

What is the role of the "Abbot" in the monastery?
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What does the "Prior" of the monastery do?
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What does the "Novice Master" do in the monastery?
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What is the job of the "Cellerar" in the monastery?
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What does it mean to be the "Lead Cantor"?
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