I had the honor of speaking to our Lay Cistercians via Zoom this morning. We are blest to have them associated with our Monastery.
Talk to Lay Cistercians
1 There are clearly four kinds of monks.
2 First, there are the cenobites,that is to say, those who belong to a monastery, where they serve under a rule and an abbot.
3 Second, there are the anchorites or hermits, who have come through the test of living in a monastery for a long time, and have passed beyond the first fervor of mon