Br. John Forbis, OHC

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Religion
Occupation Monk
Location Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Introduction I am an Anglican Benedictine monk, a member of the Order of the Holy Cross, living at Mariya uMama weThemba Monastery, Grahamstown, South Africa. I write the publicity for the house as well as am the novice master, providing for the training and formation for new men joining our monastery and the Order.
Interests poetry, films, other literature, spirituality, walking, hiking, great coffee, great conversation
Favorite Movies The Third Man, The Reader, Doubt, Ordinary People, Ghandi, Annie Hall, Field of Dreams, The Kite Runner, The Whale Rider, The Rabbit-Proof Fence, Babe, Billy Elliott, As It Is in Heaven
Favorite Music classical, jazz, some popular and mostly independent, some hard rock, the Beatles
Favorite Books Being and Nothingness by Jean Paul Sartre, the Bible, The Rule of St. Benedict, Susan Hill mysteries, the Institutes and Conferences by John Cassian, many books by Thomas Merton, many books by Donald Cupitt, Becoming Divine by Grace Jantzen, Auden, Eliot, Williams, Carl Dennis, Wordsworth, Blake, Sherman Alexie, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Ted Hughes, Marie Ponsot and many other poets, Faye Kellermann mysteries, The Poet's Guide to Poetry by Mary Kinzie, poetry by Anna Akhmatova and other Russians, Hamlet, King Lear, The Canterbury Tales, MacBeth, The Tempest, Gerard Manly Hopkins, It All Begins, Don Maclennan

If you were a pirate, how would you avoid laughing when saying 'poop deck'?

Bite the inside of my cheek.