Jesus summoned the Twelve and sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God. He tells them, “Whatever house you enter, stay there . . .!”
The major superior summons a religious and tells him, “whatever religious house you are assigned to, transfer from there and leave from that house.”—either because the religious is damaging the community or the members of the community have damaged him. In some cases, a religious is transferred from one house to another at an average of three houses every triennium, like somebody you know.
The most important thing that I’ve learned in my frequent transfers around the province is that there are no strangers, only welcoming confreres and lay friends who still care in spite and despite of everything! . . . . and you are one of them.