a spirit of care and culture

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"...notice...the calm beauty and properly maintained order of the abbey, including the kitchen and the other work places...Abbeys breathe a spirit of care and culture, a radiation to which little things also contribute: some nicely arranged flowers, carefully cleaned and arranged tools, the precise handwriting in which the comments of the philosophiles are noted.  Little things which are important.  Beauty and order are contagious in their effect."

Will Derkse  The Rule of Benedict for Beginners