24. The Requirements for Each Type of Excommunication
The degree of the excommunication or discipline should fit the type of fault, 2 and the abbot is to weigh and judge the type of faults.
3 If, for instance, any brother is found guilty of lighter faults, let him be barred from the common table. 4 Now this will be the standard practice for anyone barred from the common table: he will not lead a psalm or an antiphon in the oratory, nor recite a reading by heart until he has made satisfaction.
5 Additionally, he should receive the food for his meal after the brothers’ meal, 6 so that if, for example, the brothers eat at the sixth hour, that brother will eat at the ninth, and if they eat at the ninth, then he in the evening, 7 until by fitting satisfaction he obtains pardon.