Eligibility: Good physical and mental health
Formation: One year postulancy, two plus years noviciate,
Vows: stability, conversion of life, obedience
Practices: Rosary, Lectio Divina, Gregorian chant,
History: The community stems from another Trappist abbey in Rhode Island. When the Rhode Island community began to become overcrowded they decided to start a new community and 34 of the monks (the community then numbered 130) left to start this venture and the new community was officially founded in 1948. They again became overcrowded and in 1955 moved to Lafayette, OR, where they now remain.