June 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 covered a variety of topics ranging from a farm utility truck about to “give up the ghost” to the new location of the monastery compost pile. Other topics included a status update on the plans for a new Mass hymnal, a briefing on the summer grounds maintenance, and notification of an upcoming assessment of our physical buildings and their uses and needs for the future.
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.”