Religion: Return

Almost eleven months ago, 50-year-old Donald C. Foster gave up his wife, his job, his $50,000-a-year San Francisco hobby shop, and the world, to enter a Benedictine monastery (TIME, Jan. 16). Last week, for the time being, at least, he was back in the world again. St. John's Abbey at Collegeville, Minn, had accepted cheery, spectacled Don Foster for a year of study before entering the novitiate. Now that the year was almost up, the abbey and Mr. Foster announced merely that he was "unable to meet certain requirements at this time" which were...

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