A Newcomer's Guide to the Trappists

Monastic Life - Prayer and Meditation

Our constitutions describe us as an institution "wholly ordered to contemplation".  Prayer is our primary work for the church and the world.  Over the course of nine hundred years of history, our monks and nuns have developed beaut iful and distinctive ways of praying.  Learn more about our practice of prayer and meditation below. 

What is the celebration of the Eucharist like in a monastery?
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What do Trappists mean when they speak of "The Divine Office"?
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Do Trappist monks and nuns today still sing Gregorian Chant?
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Do Trappists do meditation?
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How, typically, might a Trappist do meditation?
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