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Also, I understand that each community will be different but, generally, how much time per day is given over to manual labor each day?
JMJ Coder, I really can't give you an answer, but here is the basic daily schedule at one Benedictine monastery:
Of course, in addition to differences between monasteries, I think the season of the year will also alter the amount of time spent working. I know our local Trappestine abbey spends more time producing candy during the run up to Christmas, compared to the rest of the year. I dimly recall (its been years since I visited their websites) that monasteries engaged in any kind of outdoor work, such as farming, will find that winter labor is less demanding of time than labor in the spring and fall.