What is Abbey Work Day? It’s the annual day when over 400 members of the Catholic community descend onto the monastery’s gorgeous and expansive property to help the monks with the upkeep of their farm. It’s a perfect time to see a religious community and put your youthfulness to work. Also, the monks always dish out a delicious lunch. Challenge yourself to go. Look for a signup on the lobby table. We’ll carpool from Newman at 6:30a sharp, have lunch courtesy of the monks, and finish up projects in the afternoon before returning in the evening.