August 24 – August 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. There was considerably more information shared this month in light of our recent conversation groups on interpersonal relationships and Fr. Mark’s chapter talk on the same subject.  This month’s information included a couple of personal sharings, updates on the focus groups meeting in support of our strategic planning activities, changes in cooking and schola duties for some of the brothers, and an assessment of how our transition to the use of outside providers to support our infirmary is progressing and the related impact to the community.

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.