The quietness of mind cultivated by silence is also the fruit of purity and simplicity of heart. For this reason the monk, in a spirit of joyful penitence, is to embrace willingly those means practiced in the Order: work, the hidden life and voluntary poverty, together with vigils and fasting.
- O.C.S.O. Constitutions, no. 25
And, of course…limited blogging and ranting in time of Lent. So I am off to Vespers, and signing off for the night!