Progressivism in the Church

donate Books CDs HOME updates search contact

Church Revolution in Pictures

Photo of the Week

blank.gif - 807 Bytes
082_TrapistZen.jpg - 47177 Bytes

National Catholic Reporter,  July 16, 2004

Trappist priest as instructor of Zen in Massachusetts

Trappist priest Kevin Hunt (70), on his knees, is installed by his master
Jesuit Fr. Robert Kennedy, as the first American Trappist instructor of Zen.

The ceremony took place at St. Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts, on April 17, 2004.  Under the "protection" of Buddha (statue in the back)  and filing in to the cadence of a Japanese drum, the procession reached the Abbey's Chapter Room.  There the installment was made: after the imposition of hands (picture above) whereby Kennedy made Hunt his successor, the latter received the "Robe of Liberation" - a black Japanese kimono - and his teaching staff.

Fr. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, General Superior of the Jesuits, wrote a letter praising Hunt's achievement as "one that we can all celebrate in thanksgiving to God." According to Kolvenbach, it is through Zen meditation that Catholics can become aware of the loving presence of God.

Hunt predicts that Buddhism will change Catholicism.

Posted December 26, 2004

burbtn.gif - 43 Bytes

Related Topics of Interest

Tradition in Action

Our Lady of La Salette.jpg - 28964 Bytes

Our Lady of La Salette,
restore the Holy Church

tia010.jpg - 23661 Bytes

Find 500 more pictures in
Previews of the New Papacy

Pictures  |  Home  |  Books  |  CDs  |  Search  |  Contact Us  |  Donate

Tradition in Action
2002-2014    Tradition in Action, Inc.    All Rights Reserved