Two students from nearby Loras College met the community this evening. They shared some of their college experiences and their plans after graduation. They also spoke of church, politics, friendship, new media, and other issues, concerns, and hopes of the “Millennial Generation.” We also asked their opinion of several initiatives underway here at the Abbey.
from Constitutions and Statutes: of the Monks and Nuns of the Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance
C.70 “Monastic life is not to be bound to any particular form of culture nor to any political, economic or social system but, as far as possible, what is rightly valued in the local culture should be welcomed as new means of expressing and enriching the treasure of the Cistercian patrimony.