Religion: The Beat Friar

"I am a man of God," said the tall, black-clad man as he smiled shyly at his audience. "I'm beat to the square, and square to the beat, and that's my vocation." The Prior of his Dominican monastery would probably express the vocation differently, but he gladly permits Brother Antoninus to give readings of his own poems, as he is doing this week in Los Angeles for the Commonweal Club. His poetry and his whole career may be I way out, but his purpose is to move men way in to Christ.

Moment of Faith. Brother Antoninus, 46, came to his vocation...

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