So NPR's got a great interview that's well worth 8 minutes of your day. It's a group of Italian monks that eat, sleep, and pray together. They also sing. And make beer.

"The monastic life is very plain and ordinary," says Father Cassian Folsom, the founder and prior of the Monks of Norcia, ensconced in the St. Benedict Monastery in central Italy. "You get up, and you pray, and you do your work and go to bed and then the next day you do the same thing."

Go ahead and give it a listen...