What Was On The Left….

As Fr. John and I began to work together, I would meet with him in his office inside the monastic enclosure. Not many people were privileged to go inside the enclosure, so I felt rather proud of myself to walk through the door that had a sign on it that said, “Monastic Enclosure. Monks Only.”  Read more

January 10, 2018 in Blog Post by Patrick O'Connor

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Reverse Psychology Reversed – Book Excerpt

Though I had been reading Thomas Merton’s books on Zen Buddhism and Carmelite spirituality, and had found them intriguing, I still had not seen the irony in reading books about Catholic mysticism to strengthen my resolve to shave my head and go to a Zen monastery as a monk.  And though Dr. Kim had read  Read more

December 1, 2016 in Uncategorized by Patrick O'Connor

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A Most Unexpected Visitor, Book Excerpt

Author’s note: this is a true story.  It happened to me over the July 1st long weekend, 1985.  I have been reluctant to publish it, thinking it was too ‘out there’, but it did in fact happen. “We’re sending you to New York – Newark, New Jersey. Your group leaves from Toronto at 8:00p.m., Friday  Read more

December 18, 2014 in Blog Post by Patrick O'Connor

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Ken Bovey Part 3, Medjugorje

June 13th, 2011 was the 20th anniversary of the death of a friend of mine, Ken Bovey.   Ken died at the age of 32 from scleroderma, a rare auto-immune disease.  This is the story of the last 10 months of Ken’s life.  It is a story of how one man prepared for his own death.  Read more

July 16, 2011 in Blog Post, Uncategorized by Patrick O'Connor

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Ken Bovey – Part 2

June 13th, 2011 was the 20th anniversary of the death of a friend of mine, Ken Bovey.   Ken died at the age of 32 from scleroderma, a rare auto-immune disease.  This is the second part of the story of the last 10 months of Ken’s life.  It is a story of how one man prepared  Read more

July 5, 2011 in Blog Post, Uncategorized by Patrick O'Connor

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