25. More Serious Faults
However, a brother found guilty of a more serious fault is to be banned both from the table and also from the oratory. 2 None of the brothers is to join him for any fellowship or conversation. 3 Let him work alone at his assigned task and endure the sorrow of repentance while remembering that dreadful sentence of the Apostle, who said:
4 One like that is handed over for the destruction of the flesh so that the spirit may be saved on the Day of the Lord. (1 Cor 5:5)
5 He should take the food for his meal alone, both in the measure and at the time that the abbot thinks best for him. 6 No one passing by should bless either him or the food given to him.