Monastic views: boys camp

October 04, 2013
Source: District of the USA

A scene from the Benedictine monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Silver City, NM.

Boys serve a conventual High Mass during a Monastery Fathers-Sons camp.

Although human nature itself is drawn to special kindness towards these times of life, that is towards the old and children, still the authority of the Rule should also provide for them.

Let their weakness be always taken into account, and let them by no means be held to the rigor of the Rule with regard to food. On the contrary, let a kind consideration be shown to them, and let them eat before the regular hours." Rule of St. Benedict (Chapter 37: On the Old and Children)

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