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Monks

Monastic sandals: 2020’s first hot item

The French monks who make them cannot keep up with worldwide demand.

A guide to recognizing religious and monastic habits at first sight

Even if the habit does not make the monk, it can surely help you identify the order he belongs to.

Benedictine monks rebuild monastery through beer sales

After a devastating earthquake in 2016, these monks seek to preserve their way of life by selling beer.

By accident, Carthusian monks helped create the perfume industry

In 1380, the water of a delicate bouquet of flowers became the first perfume of the island of Capri.

The monastic roots of Irish whiskey

Monks focus on the spirit ... and the spirits.

For those curious about the monastic life, Trappist monastery offers “Monk for a Month” program

Mepkin Abbey's Monastic Guest Program invites men to temporary life of prayer and work.

What is the daily schedule of a Catholic monk?

What do they do all day? Are they always praying in the church?

This widow found peace as a nun on a Greek island

Sister Irini has found a place to slow down and contemplate God's beauty.

Brother Isaiah’s “Angelsong” is a superb meditation on prayer

His 2018 album 'Poco a Poco' is full of great Catholic music, brought to you by a Franciscan.

5 Monasteries keeping ancient monastic recipes alive 

When you visit these Italian monasteries, you can eat as monks have eaten for centuries.