Work & Services

Work is important in monastic life.

It is part of the condition of the monk or cloistered nun, like that of any man or woman who has to work to survive. Any work has a spiritual dimension.

« Modern times » have brought technology into our walls. Though profitability at any price is not acceptable, the community must be able to live by its work and to maintain its buildings, the heritage of its history.
Today, the Workshops at the Abbaye de Pradines provide the community’s income:

However, the reality of the work is more than just economic activities. A good number of sisters provide the household's daily services : cooking, washing, sewing, nursing, gardening, cleaning, repairing and maintaining the buildings, library, administrative tasks, welcoming guests and our families.