What is Trappist Monasticism? (Pt4)

January 15, 2008



There is such joy in the commitments, hard work, accomplishment in labours of love. Dreams and visions are brought to life when we believe in something with such commitment that nothing will sway us from focus. This approach to being expands when we bring it into our whole life. We seek the strength and understanding in each our own way. The Trappist Monk lives the devotion of his life of prayer and service to God, each and everyday and throughout the whole of his life in the Monastery. It is in preferring nothing whatever to Christ that the monk finds happiness and makes him persevere in a life that is ordinary, obscure and laborious.


1. “Let nothing be put before the work of God.” Rule of St. Benedict, Chapter 43

2. “Hold back nothing of yourselves for yourselves so that He who gives Himself totally to you may receive you totally.” –St. Francis of Assissi.