A Day Within the Walls

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

Dominican Sister Benedictine Monks Poor 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.

Women's

Benedictine Nuns of Westfield, Vermont

Poor Clare Nuns of Rockford, Illinois

Cloistered Dominican Nuns of Summit, New Jersey

Discalced Carmelite Nuns, Iron Mountain, Michigan

Visitation Nuns, Toledo, Ohio

Men's

Holy Transfiguration Skete, Eagle Harbor, Michigan

Mount Angel Abbey, Saint Benedict, Oregon


Cloistered Life Glossary