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Comments by Deacon Ben Cruise on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 13:26 IP Logged IP Logged

You have closed your Novitiate. Does that mean you are not accepting new monastic vocation.
Yes, we are not accepting any vocations at this time.
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Comments by Timothy on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 09:36 IP Logged IP Logged

Do you have an age limit for entry?
Dear Timothy, most monasteries of Our Order have an age limit of 45.

Comments by Charles on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 11:16 IP Logged IP Logged

Where do the monks go for the training of the priesthood? Is it at the monastery?
Please let me know.
Dear Charles, While some monks stay at their own monastery to study, I think that many go out to study, some to Rome.
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Comments by Katherine on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 13:55 IP Logged IP Logged

What rule do you follow?
Dear Katherine, we follow the Rule of St. Benedict.
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Comments by Brandon on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 01:20 IP Logged IP Logged

Is it required to be Catholic if one wants to do a retreat or be more involved with the abbey?
Dear Brandon, you are welcome to come for a retreat and you do not have to be Catholic.
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Comments by Paul Miller on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 22:40 IP Logged IP Logged

Just wondering if there is any hope for a novitiate in your future. Its been awhile since my retreat in 2009.
Thanks for any info.
Paul Miller
Dear Paul, Our Novitiate remains closed but we continue to accept Family Brothers.
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Comments by Bill on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 12:17 IP Logged IP Logged

How are Trappist monks trained for the Priesthood? is there a seminary or seminaries for them?
Dear Bill, those monks who will be ordained priests are usually sent out of the monastery for their studies. Also, some have been sent to study in Rome.
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Comments by Joseph Watson on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 09:05 IP Logged IP Logged

I have been contemplating that God is leading me to a life of prayer and penance. I have been drawn to the cloistered life of a monastery community. Can you recommend some that will accept older men? I am 57 years old, and all I have contacted seem to not accept older vocations to this life. Thank you and God Bless
Dear Joseph, most monasteries have an age limit of 45. As far as I know, the Abbey of Mepkin in South Carolina does not have an age limit. Also, I believe that Our Lady of Guadalupe in Oregon does not have an age limit either. At Ava, we have Family Brothers, as our Novitiate is closed, but do not have an age limit.
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