by Andrea Elizabeth

Overall I thought the PBS series, Monastery, was pretty good. The five men who went to spend 40 days at an English Bendedictine Monastery all seemed to make progress in their relationships with God and man. A couple remarkably so. One seemed to undergo a pretty dramatic conversion complete with a couple of spiritual experiences and a conviction to leave his salacious career. Their experiences were convincing so I’ll not say that God can’t touch a person in a Catholic monastery, but I don’t think they’ll go as far getting spiritual advice that has a fair dose of New Agey content mixed in. With that included, I don’t see how they could have prevented one of the visiting men from ending up in a Buddhist Monastery.