Irish monk finds his home in America

Irish monk finds his home in America Trappist Bro. Brian O’Dowd, originally from Ireland, gathers for prayer with other monks at Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey in Carlton, Oregon, in this undated photo. Photo: CNS.

Irish Trappist Bro. Brian O’Dowd tells Rhina Guidos about finding his new spiritual home When Trappist Bro. Brian O’Dowd was looking for a new spiritual home, he set his sights on something different from his monastery in Ireland, built around a 13th-century Norman castle, where the religious community was dwindling. He found it, but with…

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