Considering Trappist Life

Trappists encounter beauty, joy and transformation through the Holy Spirit. We embrace meaningful paradoxes: silence that deepens our prayer and study, work that strengthens our hearts and minds, and separation that nurtures our vibrant communities. Ours is an intentionally ordinary life that makes room for the extraordinary—grace from God and our brothers and sisters that stirs immeasurable gratitude.

Learn about the process. Discover the steps on the journey toward Trappist life. We also invite you to read vocation stories from Trappists who have made this journey and find answers to common questions we receive. You may also contact us with any immediate questions or find opportunities to experience a retreat on our events page.

Meet a vocation director. The process begins by connecting with the vocation director at one of our monasteries. We invite you to browse our monasteries to get a sense for the beautiful places Trappists live in and find the contact information for each of our vocation directors.

Contact a Vocation Director to learn more about the Trappists or pursue your vocation.