Our Life of Work


“My Father is at work until now, so I am at work.” (Jn. 5:17)


“Manual labor is to be highly esteemed and engaged in by all the monks in some measure. Our holy monastic Fathers left us an example and a warm recommendation of it. All the monks, ordained or not, are to cooperate, according to their abilities, in the cleaning and all the other necessary tasks of the monastery.” (Rule, no. 126)

“The work and activities of the monastery should be arranged so that each monk is able to develop those gifts of grace and nature over which God has given him personal stewardship…” (Rule, no.130)

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