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WHETHER THE BRETHREN WHO LEAVE THE MONASTERY OUGHT TO BE RECEIVED AGAIN.
IF that Brother, who through his own fault. leaveth, or is cast out of the Monastery, be willing to return, he shall first promise to amend the fault for which he went forth; then let him be received into the lowest rank, that by this, his humility may be tried. If he go out again, let him be received back till the third time. But after this let him know that all entrance will be denied him.
DE PUERIS MINORI ÆTATE, QUALITER CORRIPIANTUR.
7.Mar. OMNIS ætas vel intellectus proprias debet 6 Nov. habere mensuras. Ideoque quoties pueri, vel adolescentiores ætate, aut qui minus intelligere possunt, quanta pœna sit excommunicationis, hi tales dum delinquunt, aut jejuniis nimiis affligantur, aut acribus verberibus coerceantur, ut sanentur.
EVERY age and understanding ought to have a measure of government suitable to it. As often therefore as children, or those under age, commit faults, and are incapable of understanding the greatness of the punishment of excommunication, let them be punished by rigorous fasting, or sharp stripes, that so they may be corrected.
DE CELLERARIO MONASTERII.
8 Mar. CELLERARIUS Monasterii eligatur de 7 Nov. congregatione sapiens, maturus moribus, sobrius, non multum edax, non elatus, non turbulentus, non injuriosus, non tardus, non prodigus, sed timens Deum, qui omni Congregationi sit sicut pater. Curam gerat de omnibus sine jussione Abbatis nihil faciat. Quæ jubentur, custodiat: Fratres non contristet. Si quis autem frater ab eo forte aliquid irrationabiliter postulat, non spernendo eum contristet, sed rationabiliter cum humilitate male petenti deneget.
Animam suam custodiat, memor semper illius Apostolici præcepti, quia "qui bene
WHAT KIND OF MAN THE CELLARER OF THE MONASTERY OUGHT TO BE.
LET there be chosen out of the Community as Cellarer of the Monastery, a man who is wise, ripe in manners, and sober; not a great eater, not haughty, nor hasty, nor insulting; not slow, nor wasteful, but fearing God, and acting as a father to the whole Brotherhood. Let him have care of all things, and without the command of the Abbot do nothing. Let him take heed of all that is ordered, and not sadden his Brethren. But if any Brother shall perchance ask anything of him that is not reasonable, let him not, by contemptuously spurning, grieve him, but reasonably and with all humility refuse what he asks for amiss.
Let him have regard for his own soul, mind