November 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 was chock-full of information and we were unable to get through all of the departments. Shared information included a review of the vocational efforts over the past four years and current activities, a review of last Tuesday’s Compline open forum, a liturgical primer for the upcoming short (3 weeks + 1 day) Advent and Christmas seasons, a list of potential speakers in 2018, and purchases of a new dishwasher to replace the guesthouse’s broken and irrepairable 40+ year old model and of a trailer for use maintaining the grounds and cemetery.
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.