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DE SEPTIMANARIIS COQUINE.
13 Mar. FRATRES sic sibi invicem serviant, ut 12 Nov. nullus excusetur a coquinæ officio, nisi aut ægritudine, aut in causa gravis utilitatis quis occupatus fuerit; quia exinde major merces acquiritur. Imbecillibus autem procurentur solatia, ut non cum tristitia hoc faciant, sed habeant omnes solatia, secundum modum Congregationis aut positionem loci. Si major Congregatio fuerit, Cellerarius excusetur a coquina; vel si qui (ut diximus) majoribus utilitatibus occupantur. Cæteri vero sibi sub charitate invicem serviant.
Egressurus de septimana, Sabbato munditias faciat. Linteamina, cum quibus sibi fratres manus aut pedes tergunt, lavet pedes vero
THE Brethren are so to serve each other, that no one be excused from the office of the kitchen, unless he be hindered by sickness or other business of more profit; because a greater reward is gotten thence. But let the weaker Brethren have help, that they may do their work with alacrity, and without sadness; and let all generally have help according as the number of the Community, and the situation of the place, shall require. If the Community be great, let the Cellarer be excused from the kitchen, and as we have said before, such as are employed in matters of greater profit. Let the rest serve each other in charity. On Saturday, let him who endeth his week in the kitchen make all things clean. Let him wash the towels wherewith
tam ipse, qui egreditur, quam ille qui intraturus est, omnibus lavent. Vasa ministerii sui munda et sana Cellerario reconsignet; qui Cellerarius item intranti consignet, ut sciat quid dat, aut quid recipit. Septimanarii autem, ante unam horam refectionis, accipiant super statutam annonam singulos biberes, et panem ut hora refectionis, sine murmuratione et gravi labore, serviant fratribus suis. In diebus tamen solemnibus usque ad Missas sustineant.
Intrantes et exeuntes hebdomadarii, 18 Nov. in Oratorio mox Matutinis finitis, Dominica, omnium genibus provolvantur, postulantes pro se orari. Egrediens autem de septimana dicat hunc versum : "Benedictus es Domine Deus, qui adjuvisti me, et consolatus es me." 1 Quo dicto tertio, accipiat benedictionem egrediens. Subsequatur ingrediens et dicat: "Deus in adjutorium meum intende; Domine ad adjuvandum me festina."2 Et hoc idem tertio repetatur ab omnibus. Et accepta benedictione, ingrediatur.
1 Ps. lxxxv. 17.
2 Ps. lxix. 2.
the Brethren wipe their hands and feet, and let both him who goeth out and him who cometh in, wash the feet of all. He shall hand over to the Cellarer, clean and whole, all the vessels of his office, and the Cellarer shall deliver them to him who entereth upon his office, that he may know what he giveth and what he receiveth. Let these weekly Officers, one hour before refection, take each a draught of drink and a piece of bread over and above the appointed allowance, that at the hour of refection they may serve their Brethren without murmuring or great labour. Nevertheless, on solemn days let all forbear till after Mass. On Sunday, immediately after Lauds both the out-going and the in-coming officers for the week, shall cast themselves upon their knees before all, and ask to be prayed for. Let him that hath ended his office say the verse : "Blessed art Thou, O Lord God, Who didst help me, and console me," 1 which being thrice repeated, he shall receive the blessing. Let him who entereth upon his office follow immediately after and say: "O God incline unto mine aid, O Lord make haste to help me."2 Let this likewise be thrice repeated by all, and having received the blessing, let him enter upon his office.
DE INFIRMIS FRATRIBUS.
15 Mar. INFIRMORUM cura ante omnia et super 14 Nov. omnia adhibenda est, ut sicut revera Christo, ita eis serviatur, quia ipse dixit: "Infirmus fui, et visitastis me."1 Et: "Quod fecistis uni de his minimis meis, mihi fecistis.” 2 Sed et ipsi infirmi considerent, in honorem Dei sibi serviri, et non superfluitate sua contristent fratres suos, servientes sibi. Qui tamen patienter portandi sunt; quia de talibus copiosior merces acquiritur. Ergo cura maxima sit Abbati, ne aliquam negligentiam patiantur. Quibus fratribus infirmis sit cella super se deputata, et servitor timens Deum, et diligens ac sollicitus. Balneorum usus infirmis, quoties
1 Matth. xxv. 36.
2 Ibid. 40.