A Benedictine Brother, Gregory Perron, from St. Procopius Abbey in Illinois, presented some profound thoughts at the Monks in the West Conference. I recommend this essay to those of you who want to read thoughtful, and deeply insightful reflections on Catholic spirituality.
The vocabulary and images are not initially familiar to Buddhists; the resulting mind of stillness and universality are strongly resonant with Buddhist descriptions of samadhi that can lead to liberation.
A Reflection on the “Why” of Catholic Monastic Celibacy – by Brother Gregory Perron, OSB presented this paper at the second "Monks in the West" conference held at Saint John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota, October 26-29, 2006.
“ To say that I am made in the image of God is to say that love is the reason for my existence, for God is love.
“ Love is my true identity. Selflessness is my true self. Love is my true character. Love is my name.”