September 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 updates on a brother’s developing health condition and its treatment, the two major projects currently underway to redirect and reinforce our monastery driveway and to install fans in the peak of our church, the upcoming Trappist Caskets Mass of Remembrance on October 12th, the four men registered to participate in our October 6th-8th Come Away Weekend retreat and the sixteen inquirers that our Vocation Director has been in contact with this month, and the numerous varied maintenance projects that have been done this month.
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.