(Order of Cistercians* of the Strict Observance). Arose out of a reform of Cistercians in the 1660s by A. J. Le B. de Rance.* Trappists rise at 2 (2:15 weekdays), retire at 7, devoting 46 hrs. to manual labor, the rest of the day, apart from meals, to worship services, prayer, meditative reading, and study. Meat, fish, and eggs are restricted to the sick. Silence is perpetual, except for necessary directions at work and consultation with superiors.
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