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Reality Show Sends Unlikely Crew into Monastery

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Reality Show Sends Unlikely Crew into Monastery

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The series follows five men as they join a Benedictine monastery in Abiquiu, N.M. Brent Stirton/Getty Images/Images, video courtesy of TLC. hide caption

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The series follows five men as they join a Benedictine monastery in Abiquiu, N.M.

Brent Stirton/Getty Images/Images, video courtesy of TLC.

In The Monastery, a new series that premieres Sunday on The Learning Channel, five men find themselves at a crossroads and decide to find God by entering a community of monks.

For 40 days and 40 nights, they live in the Monastery of Christ in the Desert in Abiquiu, N.M. The men hope to find faith as they follow the same rules as the monks. But, as the show makes clear, the path isn't easy.

One of the participants and his spiritual mentor talk about the experience of living a monastic life.

Guests:

Will Morales, participant in The Monastery; served 10 years in prison as a convicted drug trafficker

Brother Luis, monk, the Monastery of Christ in the Desert