July 27 – July 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 the discovery of popcorn as a sleep aid, the pending installation of circulation fans at the peak of our church ceiling once a proper lift can be rented, the latest developments of our “tree plantation” experiment, the upcoming abbatial election at Mount Melleray Abbey, and the proper use and cleaning of a refectory toaster.

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.