In our modern world all you need to get something written and printed is to invest in a Sharp Printer lease and you can have as much or as little printing availability as you want. In 529 AD a Benedictian monk Cassiodorus decided that it would be a good idea for the word of God and Jesus to be spread as widely as possible. This involved getting as many copies of the Bible out into the world as possible so that people who could read it could tell others. It was a pretty good plan as things went, the only problem was he couldn’t do it all himself. The Bible is very, very long book and it takes an even longer time to set it down.
Without access to an illustrated Hamlyn’s version Cassiodorus hit upon an idea. Why not get his fellow Monks in his monastery in Monte Cassino to do it? He could then get other Monks on the job. From Dawn Prayers to Matins the Monks would only stop for a merge feed before they got back on the job. Cassiodorus said that this was perfectly fine. It was holy work getting the word out and it annoyed the Devil as well.
The work of a Monk back then was no picnic. As you’d decide to drop out of society you have to work extremely hard for the privileged. Therefore sitting in a nice warm(ish) room copying out a text or listening to a Brother read it out was actually preferable to being stuck in the field all day managed the crops.