The Monastery of the Holy Spirit is a Roman Catholic monastery belonging to the world-wide Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (O.C.S.O.) – more commonly known as Trappists. This Order is a monastic institute wholly ordered to contemplation. The monks dedicate themselves to the worship of God in a hidden life within the monastery under the Rule of St Benedict. =They lead a monastic way of life in solitude and silence, in assiduous prayer and joyful penitence. The Monastery of the Holy Spirit is currently a community of 45 monks spanning several generations, who live, work and pray at the Abbey.