Ora Et Labora

Single Channel Video. 17 mins. 2023.

Inspired by the growth of the American craft beer movement, a group of Catholic monks in Spencer, Massachusetts produces America’s first “Trappist-certified” beer, a historically European tradition that signals growth opportunities for financially insecure monastic communities looking to preserve their unique way of life.

“Ora et labora” is Latin for “work and prayer,” and is the motto of the Christian monastic life.

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