What sort of books and magazines do Trappists have access to?

What sort of books and magazines do Trappists have access to? _ The earlier…


What does a Trappist library contain?

What does the typical Trappist monastery library contain? Are the books only on…


Can a Trappist be my Spiritual Director?

I am a non-Catholic who would like to become Catholic. Can I have a Trappist…


How have contemplatives changed since the Middle Ages?

How has your lives changed since the middle ages? I am doing a course and one…


Can solitude present dangers to mental and physical health?

I am being called to a life of contemplation without joining a community. This…


What is the secret to a strong, fervent and effective prayer life?

What is the secret to a strong,fervent and effective prayer life? _ Others…


After a contemplative experience, what kind of food and beverage is suggested?

When monks have contemplative experiences as being one with the inexpressible,…


How do I set times each day for praying the Divine Office?

How is it best to decide the set times each day for praying the Divine Office?…


How might an Episcopalian minister be more closely associated with a Trappist community?

I am not a Roman Catholic.  I am an ordained person in the Episcopal/Anglican…


Can Trappists Maintain Contact With Their Families?

To what extent are Trappist monks allowed to maintain contact with their…