Thursday, June 24, 2004



Sharon Cohen's Priceless life of a monk is a good portrait of life at St. Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana.

In my younger days I thought of becoming a monk and used to spend my vacations visiting monasteries. I finally decided against the calling. The vows of poverty and chastity I thought I could observe, but not the vow of obedience. Rebellion against authority is too deeply rooted in my sinful nature.

I am glad to see that monasticism is flourishing at St. Meinrad Archabbey, though. If ever any age needed the counterbalance of monasticism, it is ours.

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