What is an Oblate?

What is an Oblate? _ The following is taken from the Constitutions of our Order…


Do Trappists vote in a presidential election?

I was wondering if Trappist monks vote in presidential and other elections? _…


Do you allow people of other faiths or no faith to make retreats at your monasteries?

I have developed a strong interest in subjects pertaining to theology,…


How come your order follows the Rule of St. Benedict?

I have been discerning monastic life for almost my entire life, I first went to…


Is it a Grace from God to answer the call of God to your order?

Is it a Grace from God to answer the call of God to your order? And If so, how…


How do you and your community as a whole respond to the needs of the priest shortage?

How do you and your community as a whole respond to the needs of the greater…


Are goods usually assigned to the monastery/community one is joining?

"Before taking vows, a monk or nun must assign the administration of his or her…


Do the Trappists have a Third Order?

I find the Trappist life very appealing. I’m too old and have too many…


Can I be a nun if I have a medical condition?

I am Catholic and feel I might be called to the life, but I have a mild medical…


What do the liturgy and words of your Solemn Vows consist of?

What do the liturgy and words of your Solemn Vows consist of? _ A Trappist…