The life of a modern monk

Christian Raab

MICHIGAN CITY — For Marquette Catholic High School grad Christian Raab, the typical day in the life of a monk is simple and structured. 

"I try to wake up around 6 a.m., have coffee and do some personal prayer and reading until 8 a.m. when we have morning prayer in common," he said about where he lives and works at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. "We have a work period until 11:30 when we break for Mass followed by lunch. In the afternoons, we work until evening prayer at 5 p.m. followed by dinner. In the evenings, I recreate, which involves activities such as taking our German Shepherd for a walk, talking with friends or students, visiting the Blessed Sacrament, and doing some leisure reading."

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