Life at Kopua

Trappist Monks, Kopua Monastery, Hawkes Bay

“Our way of life is an awareness of our need. It is humility, it is poverty freely accepted, obedience, and joy in the Holy Spirit. Our way of life means learning to be silent, exerting ourselves in… vigils and prayers. It means working with our hands, and above all clinging to that most excellent way which is love. It means furthermore to advance day by day in these things, and to persevere in them.”

– Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Visit Kopua’s website to learn about the 900 year old Cistercian tradition, the vows the monks take, the Divine Office that they pray, and a novice’s recent experience at the abbey.