What is Trappist Monasticism? (Pt6)

January 15, 2008



When we live in poverty by choice we act in a humble way towards the earth’s finite resources, we proclaim our solidarity with all the peoples of the world who live poverty not by choice but by oppression or difficulties. We gain a deeper appreciation for every gift with which we are blessed.


1. “Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you will have plenty of bread.” –Prov.20

2. “The monks’ life is one of poverty; his death is in poverty; the outcome is spiritual wealth.” Abbaye N.D. des Prairies