The organisation of the monastery is directed to bringing the monks into
close union with Christ, since it is only through the experience of personal
love for the Lord Jesus that the specific gifts of the Cistercian vocation can
flower. Only if the brothers prefer nothing whatever to Christ will they be
happy to persevere in a life that is ordinary, obscure and laborious. And may
he lead them all together into eternal life. Photograph of one of the Abbey's processional crosses by Brother Brian. Text from the Constitutions of the Monks.
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