A Day in the Walls…
A look into the cloistered life.

All Time Is at the Service of God, Especially for Those Called
to a Life of Enclosure

Dominican SisterBenedictine MonksPoor Clares

What is life in a cloistered or monastic community like? How do the members spend the long hours of the day? Is every minute filled with prayer? Spend a few moments within the walls of these women's and men's communities to get a rare glimpse at their hidden lives.


Benedictine Nuns of Westfield, Vermont

Discalced Carmelite Nuns, Iron Mountain, Michigan

Dominican Nuns of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary, Buffalo, New York

Cloistered Dominican Nuns of Summit, New Jersey

Passionist Nuns, Erlanger, Kentucky

Poor Clare Nuns of Rockford, Illinois

Visitation Nuns, Toledo, Ohio


Holy Transfiguration Skete, Eagle Harbor, Michigan

Mount Angel Abbey, Saint Benedict, Oregon

Cloistered Life Glossary

Vatican Document
Apostolic Constitution Vultum Dei Quaerere on Woman's Contemplative Life
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Special Event
World Day of Cloistered Life - Pro Orantibus Day
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Free Audio Book
A Right to Be Merry By Mother Mary Francis, P.C.C.
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Glossary of Cloistered Life terms
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