CHAPTER 31 - Qualifications of the Monastery Cellarer

In this chapter we see what every person is called to be: “wise, mature in conduct, temperate, not an excessive eater, not proud, excitable, offensive, dilatory or wasteful, but God-fearing, and like a parent to the whole community.” (RB 31: 1-2)

Moderation, balance and mutual consideration inspired by charity seem to sum up what Benedict set forth for all who embrace monasticism. The cellarer is to be a model, an example of what each one of us ought to be as we progress on this way of life. May we be faith-filled persons concerned for the common good and the care of others.