Tuesday, 30 March 2021

30 March, The Holy Rule of St Benedict, Father of Western Monks

CHAPTER XLVIII. Of the daily manual labour

30 Mar. 30 July. 29 Nov.

On Sunday, let all occupy themselves in reading, except those who have been appointed to the various offices. But if any one should be so negligent and slothful, as to be either unwilling or unable to study or to read, let some task be given him to do, that he be not idle. To brethren who are weak or delicate, let there be given such work or occupation as to prevent them either from being idle, or from being so oppressed by excessive labour as to be driven away. Their weakness must be taken into account by the Abbot.

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