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faciens, usque dum benedictione sanetur illa commotio. Quod si quis contempserit facere, aut si contumax fuerit, de Monasterio expellatur.

That the Brethren be obedient to each other. 295

delay, prostrate himself at his feet, and remain there till that commotion be appeased and he receive a blessing. If anyone be too proud to do this, let him be liable either to corporal punishment, or if he prove contumacious, let him be expelled from the Monastery.

DE ZELO BONO, QUEM DEBENT HABERE MONACHI.

30 Aug.

30 Apr. SICUT est zelus amaritudinis malus, qui 30 Dec. separat a Deo, et ducit ad infernum: ita est zelus bonus, qui separat a vitiis, et ducit ad Deum et ad vitam æternam. Hunc ergo zelum ferventissimo amore exerceant Monachi, id est, ut "honore se invicem præveniant." Infirmitates suas sive corporum sive morum patientissime tolerent: obedientiam sibi certatim impendant. Nullus quod sibi utile judicat sequatur, sed quod magis alii. Charitatem fraternitatis casto impendant amore; Deum timeant; Abbatem suum sincera et humili charitate diligant; Christo omnino nihil præponant, qui nos pariter ad vitam æternam perducat. Amen.

1 Rom. xii. 10.

OF THE GOOD ZEAL WHICH MONKS OUGHT TO

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HAVE.

As there is a zeal of bitterness which separateth from God, and leadeth to hell, so there is a good zeal, which separateth from vices and leadeth to God and life everlasting. Let Monks, therefore, exercise this zeal with most fervent love; that is to say, let them "in honour prevent one another." Let them bear patiently with each other's infirmities, whether of body or of mind, and contend with one another in the virtue of obedience. Let no one follow what he thinketh profitable to himself, but rather that which is profitable to another; let them show unto each other all brotherly charity with a chaste love. Let them fear God, love their Abbot with sincere and humble affection, and prefer nothing whatever to Christ, and may He bring us to life everlasting. Amen.

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DE EO QUOD NON OMNIS OBSERVATIO JUSTITIE IN HAC SIT REGULA CONSTITUTA.

81 Aug.

31 Dec.

1 Mail. REGULAM autem hanc descripsimus, ut eam observantes in Monasteriis aliquatenus vel honestatem morum, aut initium conversationis nos demonstremus habere. Cæterum ad perfectionem conversationis qui festinant, sunt doctrinæ sanctorum Patrum, quarum observatio perducit hominem ad celsitudinem perfectionis. Quæ enim pagina, aut quis sermo divinæ auctoritatis Veteris ac Novi Testamenti, non est rectissima norma vitæ humanæ ? Aut quis liber sanctorum Catholicorum Patrum hoc non resonat, ut recto cursu perveniamus ad Creatorem nostrum? Nec non et Collationes Patrum, et Instituta et Vita eorum; sed et Regula sancti Patris nostri Basilii, quid aliud

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