27 December 2021

27 December, The Holy Rule of St Benedict, Father of Western Monks


CHAPTER LXIX. That no one presume to defend another in the Monastery

27 Apr. 27 Aug. 27 Dec.

Care must be taken that on no occasion one monk presume to defend another in the Monastery, or to take his part, even although they be connected by some near tie of kinship. Let not the monks dare to do this in any way whatsoever; because therefrom may arise the most grievous occasion of scandals. If any one transgress this rule, let him be very severely punished.

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