Ora et labora - How the Benedictine would pray, work and live

Guide: Marlies Müller

 In a historical tour of Alpirsbach Monastery discover how Monks used to live according to the Benedictine rules and to the Consuetudines, the "lifestyle" in the Hirsau Cluniac Abbey. How was everyday life in the Monastery? How had the "pray and work" rule been implemented in the Monastery? What would happen in the different rooms of the Monastery complex, e.g. in the chapter house? When and how were the prayer sessions held? Which were the existing offices? What characterised feast days? What would people eat and drink in the Monastery? What were possible reasons for simulating illness in order to spend some time in the Infirmarium? Get some insight into the daily routine of the Monks in the Middle Ages!