"Love, before all else, is practiced there (in the monastery). It is the norm for food and speech, dress and one's entire behaviour. All are united in a single love, all breathe a single love. An offence against love is regarded as an offence against God; anything that is opposed to love is rejected and cast out; if anything offends against love, it is not allowed to remain for even a day. For they know that love is so emphasised by Christ and the apostles that if it is lacking, everything else is in vain, and if it is present, everything else is made perfect". (The Catholic Way of Life 33, 7)

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