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Trappist Vocations


Monastic Vocation Requirements


1. You should be a Catholic, unmarried, free of family obligations, etc.

2. You should be in good physical and mental health. The monastery must be assured that you can respond to the demands of close community living and contribute toward its need to earn its daily bread.

3. Since monks take a vow of obedience, you must be able to live with good will toward authority.

4. The monk is vowed to a celibate life, and his need for love and friendship must be found within the monastic life.

5. One of the monk’s most challenging ascetical practices is to learn to accept his brothers as they are and to be open to their criticism of his own faults. For this reason, the person who aspires to live monastic life must be able to let go of his own ideas and preferences when the majority of his brothers want to move in a different direction.

Community News & Events

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60 Years of Solemn Vows

Community News:

On the Feast of Saint Bernard, August 20th – 2017, We honored and celebrated four of our brothers celebrating sixty years...

A Monastic Life Experience: Josh Gross

Community News:

Our July 2017 Monastic Life Participant, Josh Gross, has graciously agreed to share with us an experience from our MLR program....

Easter Triduum – 2017

Easter Triduum 2017

Now that we are firmly established in the Easter season, we can profitably look back and savor, once more, two...