Thursday, September 10, 2009

Quote of the Day

As often as any important business has to be done in the monastery, let the abbot call together the whole community and himself set forth the matter. And, having heard the counsel of the brethren, let him think it over by himself and then do what he shall judge to be most expedient....

Now the reason why we have said that all should be called to council, is that God often reveals what is better to the younger.... But if the business to be done in the interests of the monastery be of lesser importance, let him use the advice of the seniors only!

- St. Benedict

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