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Trappist Monks. Reformed Cicsterians. Founding of Religion. First appeared in France 1892 Branch of The Order of Cistercians Referred to as The Order of Cistercians of Strict Observance Based upon teachings of Armand de Rancé. Characteristics .

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trappist monks

Trappist Monks

Reformed Cicsterians

founding of religion
Founding of Religion
  • First appeared in France 1892
  • Branch of The Order of Cistercians
    • Referred to as The Order of Cistercians of Strict Observance
    • Based upon teachings of Armand de Rancé
characteristics
Characteristics
  • Quiet, Peaceful, and respect for privacy
  • Contemplative
    • Communicate by use of poignant speech
      • Usually saved for special celebrations
  • Many an hour spent in/on:
    • Prayer
    • Meditation
    • Scripture
    • Community Service
lifestyle vows and rules
Lifestyle, Vows and Rules
  • Simplicity
    • Few personal posessions
  • Do not take the vow of silence
    • Refrain from ill speech which causes laughter
  • Vow of Monastic life
    • God comes before all else
    • Help every person possible
    • Afford aid to those for whom it is not common
    • Ascertain a high level of discipline and humility
the modern order
The Modern Order
  • Nearly 4,000 members
    • 2,100 Monks
    • 1,800 Nuns
  • Geographical area of Influence
    • Covers the globe
      • 170 Abbeys throughout the world
        • 12 Abbeys in the United States
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