Question: The Rule outlines the role of the Superior in the life and mission of the Society. Br. Geoffrey, as the first Superior of the Society who was not involved in writing the Rule, what is it like for you to read that chapter (14), particularly?
Br. Geoffrey Tristram: Humbling, to say the very least. When I read that chapter, I am so aware that I simply could not do this job were it not for the mercy and grace of God, and an extraordinarily faithful group of Brothers who have entrusted me with this office. I’m aware that I could not do this job were it not for their daily prayers and support and counsel. I’m aware, too, that I could not do it without advisers and friends from outside the Community. I’m dependent on all of them, really.