23. Excommunication for Faults
If any brother is found to be stubborn or disobedient or proud or a murmurer, or to be opposed in any way to the Holy Rule, and to despise the instructions of his seniors, 2 then, according to our Lord’s teaching, let his seniors counsel him privately a first and second time (Matt 18:15-16).
3 If he does not change, let him be rebuked publicly before all.
4 But if, even then, he does not correct this, let him be subject to excommunication if he understands the nature of that punishment. 5 Should he, however, prove unruly, let him be subject to corporal punishment.