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So each work day, the Trappist Caskets monks head to a converted farm building a short walk from the Abbey, exchange their traditional white cowls for sturdy denim work clothes and start making caskets out of pine and cherry.
The key, this Trappist explained, "was a simple sharing of work, life and prayer between them and villagers.
Launched 14 months ago to offset lagging farm profits, Trappist Caskets has done a brisk business selling to funeral homes and distributors.
Not only that, he raised the $90,000 to pay for it, and he also raised another $100,000 for a Trappist nunnery in Wrentham.
Merton (1915-1968) was a Trappist monk at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, He was a peace and civil rights activist, spiritual writer, and one of the most influential contemplatives of the 20th century.
To show their monastic solidarity, Trappist monks, former members of the monastery, came from Oka, Quebec, to participate in the official opening and blessing of the Monastery on September 18, 1999, by Bishop Cornelius Pasichny, OSBM, Eparch of Toronto.
Inspired by the brewmaster's tour of Belgium, Luvin is made with six different imported malts, two hops, and a special Belgium Trappist Yeast, all which combine to give this ale a richness and flavor that is unmatched by other local brews.
Operating the long-running Trappist Preserves company and the Holy Rood Guild, which designs and crafts liturgical vestures, pursuing forestry endeavors, raising honeybees, and running a retreat house and a gift shop, it seems as if entrepreneurs are in charge here.
The auction marked the end of farming as a means of support for the Trappist community.
The Trappist monks at the Abbey of New Clairvaux, in Vina, CA, have partnered with the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
The Trappist monk and writer Thomas Merton's description of his way of praying is as good a definition of contemplation as any: "I have a very simple way of prayer.
The company says the beer is inspired by the monastic brewing traditions of the Trappist monks of Belgium.