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Why spend a weekend as a monk?

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Religious orders are advertising for people to try being a nun or a monk for a weekend in an attempt to slow the decline of new vocations.

In 2007, Catholic orders had just 29 novices in England and Wales, down from over 200 in 1972.

Yvonne Murray visited Worth Abbey in Sussex to discover why people would want a monastic weekend.

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