July 28 – 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 a briefing on the communication plan for our next “Come and See” monastic weekend, an education on dew point and its effects on floors and surfaces in the abbey on humid days, the use of responsorial psalms in Mass and at Vespers, the use of community vehicles, the installation of a lift at Trappist Caskets, and the new rotation of brothers who will begin cleaning responsibilities in August.
About Information Forum
The purpose of the Information Forum is to provide an opportunity for brothers publically 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.”