NEWS FEATURE: Centuries-old monastic lifestyle failing to attract recruits

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c. 1999 Religion News Service NEWARK, N.J. _ In the dining hall of Newark Abbey, black-clad monks eat their meals in silence at simple wood tables while a member of their community reads from the 1,500-year-old rule of St. Benedict. By day, most of these men teach at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School, the comeback institution […]

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