Your group is about to found a monastery, and you must develop a rule (or constitution) governing your religious community’s life and work. Answer the following questions to begin developing your monastic rule. Use a separate sheet of paper if you need more space. Be sure to write your group members’ names at the top of this handout. Keep in mind that the answers to questions 2 through 7 should support the community’s ability to serve its mission, identified in question 1.