The Constitution and the Statutes

of the Swiss-American Benedictine Congregation

Established by the General Chapter


Section II: Norms for the Individual Monasteries

E. Of the Component Elements of Monastic Life
6. Of Suffrages

S57 When a monk dies, his superior shall notify the abbeys and conventual priories and the dependent priories of the Congregation as soon as possible.

S58 Once a month, or twelve time a year, every monk shall offer the holy sacrifice of the Mass, according to his own participation in the one priesthood of Christ, for the monks recently deceased, as well as for all the departed of the Congregation. Each monastery may determine additional suffrages for its own members.


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