Community on retreat 22-30 July. Services open; shop closed.

Let the oratory be what its name implies…

Let the oratory be what its name implies, and let nothing else be done or kept there. When the Work of God is finished, let all go out in deep silence, and let reverence for God be observed, so that any brother who may wish to pray privately be not hindered by another’s misbehaviour. And at other times also, if anyone wish to pray secretly, let him go in simply and pray; not in a loud voice, but with tears and fervour of heart. He, therefore, who does not behave so, shall not be permitted to remain in the oratory when the Work of God is ended, as we have said, lest another should thereby suffer hindrance.