Coping with Changing Times

The monastery has felt the affects of modernization immensely but indirectly. While the “outside” society evolves every day, the monks are forced to reconcile with those changes and advances and determine if they are willing to allow those to permeate the walls of the abbey.

In this page’s subcategories, you can read about the ways in which the community has addressed changes from outside the community and adapted them to suit the stricter rules of monastic life. You can also watch several compilation videos from interviews held with the monks, where the members express these outside pressures and their sentiments toward them.

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