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

If there be craftsmen in the monastery, let them practise their crafts with all humility

If there be craftsmen in the monastery, let them practise their crafts with all humility, provided the abbot give permission. But if one of them be puffed up because of his skill in his craft, supposing that he is conferring a benefit on the monastery, let him be removed from his work and not return to it, unless he have humbled himself and the abbot entrust it to him again. If any of the work of the craftsmen is to be sold, let those through whose hands the business passes, take care that they be not guilty of any dishonesty. Let them always remember Ananias and Saphira, and take care lest they, or any others who deal dishonestly with the property of the monastery, suffer in their souls the death which they endured in their bodies. And as regards the price, let not the sin of avarice creep in; but let the goods always be sold a little cheaper than they are sold by people in the world, that in all things God may be glorified.1

11 Peter iv, 11