In Monastic life according to Trappist tradition and the Rule of Saint Benedict, life consists of prayer, chanting the Psalms, and manual labor.
Ora et Labora
But the manual labor isn’t really a separate different thing. It’s really just a continuation of our main “work”, the prayer.
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Well, despite our prayers, our snowblower didn’t start yesterday. Had to do our Ora et Labora ‘by hand.’ 🙂