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Bookbinding Trappist monks


The Catholic Sentinel isn’t on my usual reading list but this is a fascinating article about the monks at the Trappists of Our Lady of Guadalupe Abbey in Oregon and their bookbinding business.

A steady base of about 30 colleges, especially Portland State University, has been the mainstay of the monks’ book work. It’s the largest of the enterprises at the abbey, also known for making fruitcake, managing a forest and storing wine for local vineyards.

Bookbinding, making cakes, looking after trees and wine – the perfect job.

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Richard Davies

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