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The Monastic Vows

Why are the monastic vows different than the traditional religious vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience? At solemn vows a monk professes the following vow formula:  “I promise stability in this community, conversion according to a monastic way of life, … Continue reading

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The Various Stages of the Monastic Life

With the reception of three young men into the monastery’s novitiate last Wednesday and the Solemn Profession of Bro. John Paul, OSB the following day, we have received several questions related to the various stages of becoming a monk, what … Continue reading

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