What do cloistered and monastic communities do all day besides pray? Do they do any work? Why is it good to spend so much time praying? There are lots of misconceptions about the hidden life of cloistered and monastic communities. This website will act as a forum which will allow our web visitors to ask questions about this unique kind of religious life. Cloistered and monastic communities, in turn, will provide answers to them in this column. Please click here, go to the bottom of the page, and type your question in the box below marked “Leave a Reply” and return later to this site for an answer.