Thursday 18th April, the Community will be praying Vigils and Compline privately.

Although human nature itself is drawn to pity

Although human nature itself is drawn to pity towards these times of life, that is towards old men and children, yet let them be provided for also by the authority of the Rule. Let there be constant consideration for their weakness, and on no account let the rigour of the Rule in regard to food be applied to them. Let them, on the contrary, receive compassionate consideration and take their meals before the regular hours.