Our blog regularly posts new stories about our abbey and brewery.

Een broeder in de abdij van Westmalle
17 March 2023

The work of monks in the 21st century

The monks at Westmalle live by the Rule of St Benedict. They must work because the Rule stipulates that the abbey must support itself financially. Additionally, prayer alone is not enough to bring you closer to God. Meaningful labour is equally important for spiritual growth.

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Een broeder van de abdij van Westmalle tijdens een eucharistieviering
17 March 2023

A day at Westmalle Abbey

The monastic life is undoubtedly the most well-ordered in the world. It is an existence of prayer and work, of introspection and commitment to the community. Every day, the monks meet at the same times to pray, in services known as ‘tides’. The Eucharist and meals are also at fixed times. All other activity at the abbey is scheduled between these events. Let’s take a look at what a typical day at the abbey is like.

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