Thursday, June 24, 2004
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.