This article looks at whether monks are allowed to use Facebook. Monastic life is often described as one of abstinence, and so it may seem strange that monks have access to Facebook. However, many monasteries have embraced modern technology and allow their monks to use the popular social media platform. Monks use Facebook to connect with old friends and to spread their message of peace, love and understanding. They also use it to reach out to potential novices and to share news about their monastery. Ultimately, the decision to use Facebook lies with the individual monastery and the monk's personal preference.