CHAPTER XXI. Of the Deans of the Monastery
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Should the community be large, let there be chosen from it certain brethren of good repute and holy life, and appointed Deans. Let them carefully direct their deaneries in all things according to the commandments of God and the will of their Abbot. And let such men be chosen Deans as the Abbot may safely trust to share his burdens: let them not be chosen according to order, but for the merit of their lives and for their wisdom and learning. And should any one of them, being puffed up with pride, be found worthy of blame, and after being thrice corrected, refuse to amend, let him be deposed, and one who is worthy be put in his place. And we order the same to be done with regard to the Prior.
Yesterday, with Chapter XX, we completed what Blessed Schuster calls the Ordo Romanus in Monasterii, the Roman liturgical directory for monasteries; today we begin the third section of the Holy Rule, which might be linked to Chapters