July 20 – Brisit

Mount Saint Bernard Abbey

Br. William, a monk from our daughter-house, Mount Saint Bernard Abbey in Leicestershire, England, arrived at New Melleray today.  His visit to New Melleray is not related to Great Britain’s “Brexit” from the EU. Br. William will participate fully in our liturgy, work, and all other aspects of life here. He is slated to return to England in October.


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.