The monks of Mount Melleray mentioned in The Dead

Why do the monks of Mount Melleray never speak, get up at two in the morning, and sleep in their coffins?

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They also talk about a monastery on Mount Melleray where monks allow parishioners to stay. The monks sleep in coffins, assert the guests; Mary Jane explains that it is to remind them of their mortality. They have taken a vow of silence to contemplate God. They are known for their piety and hospitality.