Aug 4 – Back in Black
Br. Cassian, a visiting monk from St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, MN, returned home today.
from The Rule of St. Benedict
Chapter 61 – The Reception of Visiting Monks
A visiting monk from far away will perhaps present himself and wish to stay as a guest in the monastery. Provided that he is content with the life as he finds it, and does not make excessive demands that upset the monastery, but is simply content with what he finds, he should be received for as long a time as he wishes.