Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The place of Christ

Crosier at Abbot's choir stall,
made by the late Br. Lawrence.

Many blessings to our Archabbot, Fr. Justin DuVall, O.S.B., who today honors the memory of his holy patron, the martyr St. Justin. May God guide him, and the monastic community he serves, along the way of everlasting life.
"[The Abbot] holds the place of Christ in the monastery. ... Everything he teaches and commands should, like the leaven of divine justice, permeate the minds of his disciples."
-- Rule of St. Benedict,  Chapter 2, "Qualities of the Abbot"

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