Work and Pray
What did Medieval monks do all day? I published this video a year or two ago, and from the comments it's clear that a lot of people believe that they were worthless or degenerate. Which is really an indictment of Catholicism itself.
What most people think they know about the Middle Ages, and the historic Catholic faith, they got from Hollywood. And Hollywood is horribly biased, openly hostile actually, to the historic Catholic faith and the Middle Ages--which they see as "dark ages" of faith.
But the truth is much more interesting and wonderful that that. Because life in a medieval monastery meant living according to the Rule of St. Benedict. And that meant that your day was devoted to two primary activities: prayer and work.
Check out this short video and let me know what you think.