I thought my first blog should answer the question that I am most often asked when I tell people about our book project and that is: "What is a Trappist?" I will give a basic answer to that question in this blog, but the answer will undoubtedly lead to more questions! I will attempt to answer those questions in future blogs.
The short answer to the question is that Trappists are a Catholic, contemplative, religious order of cloistered monks (or nuns) that follow the rule of St. Benedict. If you are like I was about 6 years ago, the only thing you understand from the answer is Catholic and that is a good place to start. Yes, Trappists are me