Prayer is literally at the center of a monk’s life here. It’s in the Benedictine motto “ora et labora," or "pray and work," and it’s at 12:00pm -- the middle of the day.
A few dozen monks have settled in for afternoon prayer. Seated in the middle of the group is 30-year-old Brother William Sprauer, the media coordinator in Saint Meinrad’s vocations office.
He helped develop a smartphone app, focused on prayer, to bring new monks to the monastery.