What is a monk?


What is a monk?

Christians did not invent the monastic life. There are monks in many religions. The monks of Maredsous follow the Rule of St Benedict; that is why they are called “Benedictines“.

We live in community. Together we share our joys, our sorrows, our resources. Our life is balanced between prayer, lectio divina and many works, according to the Benedictine’s motto “Ora et labora” (pray and work).

At the end of your visit, you can leave us your prayer intentions , or take away one or the other spiritual text , or a commentary on the Rule of Saint Benedict.