Apr 8 – Vultum Dei Quaerere
Today we completed the mealtime reading of Merton’s Abbot: The Life and Times of Dom James Fox as Revealed through Letters, Interviews with Monks, Records by Frederick D. Lucas. Our new refectory reading is the Apostolic Constituion Vultum Dei Quaerere (“Seeking the Face of God”) on women’s contemplative life issued by Pope Francis.
from Rule of St. Benedict: Chapter 38. The Reader for the Week
Reading will always accompany the meals of the brothers.