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

Not only shall the virtue of obedience be practised by all towards the abbot

Not only shall the virtue of obedience be practised by all towards the abbot, but the brethren shall also obey one another, knowing that by this road of obedience they will come to God. The commands of the abbot, or of the superiors appointed by him, must rank first and no unofficial commands take precedence of them; but for the rest let all the junior monks obey their seniors with all love and diligence. If anyone be found quarrelsome, let him be corrected. And if any brother, for however trifling a reason, be corrected in any way by the abbot, or any of his superiors, or if he perceive that any superior, in however small a degree, is displeased or angry with him, let him at once without delay cast himself on the ground at his feet and lie there making reparation until that displeasure is appeased and he bless him. But if anyone should disdain to do this, let him either undergo corporal punishment, or, if he be stubborn, let him be expelled from the monastery.