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

If a stranger monk come from a distant region…

If a stranger monk come from a distant region and desire to dwell in the monastery as a guest, let him be received for as long a time as he wishes, provided that he is content with the customs of the place as he finds them, and does not disturb the monastery by his exorbitant wants, but is simply content with what he finds. Should he reasonably, modestly and charitably censure or remark upon any defect, let the abbot consider the matter prudently, lest perchance the Lord have sent him for this very end. And if later on he should wish to bind himself to stability, let not his desire be denied him, especially as his character can be discerned during the time that he is a guest.