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Author QuotedJoseph Creusen
Title QuotedReligious Men and Women in the Code
Date (Year/Month/Day)1953/05/10
Imprint[S.l.] : Bruce Publishing. 1934
QuotationThe main thing Dom Louis did was to make clear the fact that the Prior takes care of all the material needs of the scholastics"”looks after their needs when sick, etc. The M.S. [Master of Scholastics] does this only indirectly"”drawing to the attention of the Prior or infirmarian that such and such a student needs care. Prior receives accusations for breach of rule, gives public penances, etc. M.S. has no disciplinary function. Here the Fr. Prior also takes care of the investigation of candidates before ordination, as directed by the instruction of the S.C.R., "Quantum religiones omnes" (see appendix to Creusen, "Religious Men and Women in the Code," pp. 287 ff.).
Quotation SourceThe School of Charity: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Renewal and Spiritual Direction.; Selected and edited by Brother Patrick Hart. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1990, p. 57
Letter toAbbot Augustine Moore, o.c.s.o.
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