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    +PAX March 10, July 10, November 9 Chapter 32: On the Tools and Property of the Monastery For the care of the monastery s property in tools, clothing and other
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      March 10, July 10, November 9
      Chapter 32: On the Tools and Property of the Monastery
      For the care of the monastery's property
      in tools, clothing and other articles
      let the Abbess appoint sisters
      on whose manner of life and character she can rely;
      and let her, as she shall judge to be expedient,
      consign the various articles to them,
      to be looked after and to be collected again.
      The Abbess shall keep a list of these articles,
      so that
      as the sisters succeed one another in their assignments
      she may know what she gives and what she receives back.


      If anyone treats the monastery's property
      in a slovenly or careless way,
      let her be corrected.
      If she fails to amend,
      let her undergo the discipline of the Rule.

      REFLECTION

      Take all of today's chapter and add to it the injunction from Chapter
      31 about regarding the good and tools of the monastery as sacred
      vessels of the altar. Now, apply all of that to the world, the
      planet, to ecology and see what a rich field for work, prayer and
      reflection you have!! Apply its lack of wastefulness to consumerist
      values and watch where it leads you. These are the keystones of a
      Benedictine ethic of economics!



      Love and prayers,

      Jerome, OSB jeromeleo@... Petersham
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