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The abbey of Saint Sixtus of Westvleteren
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  Welcome to the homepage of The Abbey of Saint Sixtus of Westvleteren, Flanders, Belgium.

Our abbey consists of some thirty Cistercian or Trappist monks. They try to lead a quiet and modest life, searching for God.

We are sure that a life of seclusion, prayer, manual labour and ascetism arouses questions. Therefore we want to tell something about our community and our way of life.

We hope that you will have one more question after visiting our web site: the ultimate question, the question of God ...