The Scholastics

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“In addition to the novitiate there is the scholasticate. This is an institution for men aspiring to be monastics who have not yet completed their classical studies. They receive the habit with a shorter scapular and no cowl. They recite Prime and Compline from the Divine Office in the choir chapel. They attend school together with the secular students of the college. In a way the institution of the scholasticate was already established by St. Benedict when he laid the foundation for his Order at Subiaco. The first scholastics whom history has recorded for us were St. Maurus and St. Placidus.”

—Boniface Wimmer, O.S.B.

—From Boniface Wimmer, Abbot of Saint Vincent in Pennsylvania, translated by Dr. Maria Von Mickwitz and Father Warren Murrman, O.S.B., editor.