FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions about Melk Abbey


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Benedictines are monks and nuns who follow the Rule of Saint Benedict of Nursia.

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If you are interested in monastic life, please contact us.


Before becoming a Benedictine monk in Melk abbey and committing to God and the religious community by taking the eternal vows, a path of reflection, introspection, and resolve is essential. Being a monk is not an occupation, but a vocation, a calling to a very specific way of life. Therefore, firsthand experience of the rhythm of life in a monastery should be the initial part of this path.

Melk abbey’s religious community offers an opportunity to spend some time in the monastery in order to connect with one's inner yearning for God.