April Information Forum
This morning we gathered for our monthly Information Forum to share news about personal items and the goings-on within the monastery, the region, and the Order. This month’s information included feedback on the Holy Week and Easter liturgies, preparation for next month’s “Juniors’ Seminar”, cancellation of an upcoming speaker, insight into the power of our laundry detergent, networking with the foresters at the Amana Colonies, and some in-house logistics.
about Information Forum
The purpose of the Information Forum is to provide an opportunity for brothers publicly to give information or news about themselves or their departments and areas of responsibility that will be of interest to the community or important for the brothers to know.
The Information Forum is a response to:
Constitution 16 of the Order, “Active Participation of the Brothers: the brothers are called to mutual care, mutual co-operation, and mutual obedience. … The abbot and the officials are to communicate to the brothers what concerns all and readily accept their desires and suggestions” (16.2,4).
Priority One of the Transition Process 2012: “Whatever we do, we need to do it together in the community as a whole.”