67. Brothers Sent on a Journey
Brothers about to be sent on a journey should commend themselves to the prayer of all the brothers and the abbot. 2 Also, a remembrance of all those absent should always be made at the final prayer of the Work of God.
3 On returning from a journey, the brothers on that same day are to lie on the floor of the oratory at the end of the Work of God for each of the canonical hours, 4 and they should ask the prayer of all for their transgressions, lest perhaps on the journey they found occasion to see something evil or to hear some idle talk.
5 No one should presume to report to another what he may have seen or heard outside the monastery because it brings much destruction. 6 Should anyone presume to do this, let him be subject to the punishment of the Rule. 7 It should also be the same for anyone who presumes to leave the enclosure of the monastery or to go anywhere or to do anything, however small, without the abbot’s command.