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A taste of monastic life on the Isle of Wight

7 September 2012 Last updated at 05:56 BST

A Benedictine monastery on the Isle of Wight is offering young men a taste of the monastic life in place of work experience or a gap year.

Those that take up the offer at Quarr Abbey will join monks in their disciplined routine of work, worship and contemplation.

Robert Piggott reports