Friday, June 07, 2002

I visited Fr. Antoine Thomas of the Congregation of St. John yesterday. I was hoping that they would have a web site but my brief search did not yield anything. Perhaps a reader with some time will find a site and post it in the comments. Anyway, it was a good visit, among other things Fr. Antoine shared how their fledging community is now inhabiting large abandoned monasteries in Europe. I found that interesting. They have recently built a simple monastery near Peoria which their founder told them to keep simple because Christ is coming soon!

The community that Father Antoine belongs to, prostrate themselves when they pray. They are spreading this practice wherever they are. It is interesting to see friars praying like devout Moslems. More on this later.