1. The Toast linked to a scientific study of monks and their circadian rhythms…and it’s actually really fascinating. The sleep research is very scientific but there’s info on the order of prayers that interrupt the monks’ night, the monastic life, medieval sleep habits, and generally delightful lines like this:

“The monks spoke freely with the investigators, three times alone (during a total of 2 to 3 h each) and once as a group. Appointments were set up via papers placed in the hatch or via the monk in charge of the link with the outside world.”
“We thank the American monk who corrected the manuscript, and the librarian monk. “