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What is a Trappist?

January 3, 2018

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