Lisa Castlebury, Treasurer, Business Manager St. Meinrad Archabbey, USA

As a lay Business Manager, and consequently an 'outsider' of our monastic community, I have been hesitant to advocate for business principals new to the community, even though I know they are beneficial in other organizations. After attending the "Leadership and the Rule of Saint Benedict" program at Sant' Anselmo, I have become aware that many monasteries worldwide are employing lay persons to provide expertise in running their monasteries. The business principles that the LRB program teach can benefit monasteries as much as they do other organizations. The content of the program is excellent, but for me, being a part of the discussion in the context of Benedictine monasteries from all over the world will be invaluable in providing leadership to Saint Meinrad Archabbey.