Photograph showing Trappists as farmers.


Manual labour is an integral part of the lives of all Benedictine monks, including the Trappists. Known as farmers and producers of traditional goods, the Trappists taught agriculture at a school affiliated with the monastery in Oka, which gave its name to the cheese.

Les trappistes travaillent à la récolte, ca. 1900
Photograph by Mallett and Gordon
Oka, Québec
Musée de la civilisation, fonds d’archives du Séminaire de Québec, PH1985-0431