Trapeza of the Cave
In a monastic community, a trapeza (or refectory), is the dining hall where monks and pilgrims gather for food and conversation (although monks don't usually talk during meals). It is a place for hospitality.
Here at St. Mary’s we always have fresh hot coffee in the mornings for you. And some times someone brings us donuts. Watch today’s latest news on television. Read about it in the newspaper. Have a conversation with a friend and neighbor. And we try to always have a hot meal to share with you following the noon prayers. There is also a washer and dryer and laundry soap so you can wash your clothes. Bring your computer or note book. There is Wi-Fi.