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http://www.archatl.com/media/storage/tra...10808a.pdf  (cover) - PDF

http://www.archatl.com/media/storage/tra...10808b.pdf (rest of article) - PDF

For most of his life, the
Rev. Luke Kot has lived by a
centuries-old motto — ora et
labora.
Pray and work.
Well before light creeps
over the pine trees surrounding the Monastery of the Holy
Spirit in Conyers, the whitehaired Kot begins to pray. He
will pray and work throughout the day until he closes his
eyes at night.
Kot is the last surviving
member of a group of 21 Trappist monks who traveled from
Our Lady of Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky in 1944 to a
remote area of Georgia to establish a monastery.
Recently, friends and relatives gathered on the grounds
of the monastery to help Kot
celebrate his 100th birthday. Kot credits his longevit y to hard work and his faith
in God.

Surprisingly the article does not note what year he joined the Trappists, but he's been with them at least since 1944 when they moved to GA - 67 years!!!
Unfortunately, it looks like this monastery is a NO monastery.

(08-11-2011, 09:29 PM)Petertherock Wrote: [ -> ]Unfortunately, it looks like this monastery is a NO monastery.
sigh

(08-11-2011, 10:57 PM)Comrade Sun Wrote: [ -> ]
(08-11-2011, 09:29 PM)Petertherock Wrote: [ -> ]Unfortunately, it looks like this monastery is a NO monastery.
sigh

I don't know what the sigh is but I certainly wasn't inferring anything bad about this monk...only that in my search for a religious order to join...I would not join this one because it's a NO order.