The second baptism’
‘The wedding with God’
The mystery of the tonsure into the great habit can’t be explained in words.
Anyone who dedicates himself to being a monk of the great habit has a very concrete experience of these two things but can’t express it to others. Like any other experience of God’s grace, you have to live it to understand it.
It’s one thing to talk about honey, to describe its sweetness and quite another and another actually to taste it.
In this photo a brother becomes a monk of the great habit after some years in the lesser habit.