I am Brother Gilbert;

I am a new monk called a Novice and am still learning all about a monk’s life and how do things.

I have to get used to getting up very early to say prayers, working in different areas of the Abbey, cleaning, dusting, fetching and carrying water buckets, helping at mealtimes, working on the farm, tending the sick in the infirmary, grooming the horses, improving my reading and writing.

There is so much to learn. We have prayer services many times a day with the last one very late at night. It is very tiring, but I do it for the love of God.