Band of Infidels
Some time ago Dave Overby approached Fr. Mark with an offer to do a concert for us. Dave is a member of the unique Band of Infidels which plays a variety of Renaissance music. Fr. Mark accepted the offer but shifted the focus of the evening of music to our volunteers, employees, and their families. And so, this evening a Band of Infidels invaded New Melleray Abbey.
from Constitutions and Statutes: of the Monks and Nuns of the Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance
C.4 The monastery is an expression of the mystery of the Church, where nothing is preferred to the praise of the Father’s glory. Every effort is made to ensure that the common life in its entirety conforms to the Gospel, which is the supreme law. In this way the community will not be lacking in any spiritual gift. The monks strive to remain in harmony with all the people of God and share their active desire for the unity of all Christians.