James Behrens, OCSO

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About me

Gender MALE
Location Conyers, Georgia, United States
Introduction I am a Trappist monk at the monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia. I was a diocesan priest, in the Newark, New Jersey Archdiocese for twenty years and moved here to Georgia in the summer of 1994.
Interests religion, philosophy, religious pluralism, writing, reading, photography, animals, Leica, lomography, friendship, digital photography, cameras, theology, history, cameras, fountain pens, letter writing, memoirs, old hotels, trains, ocean liners
Favorite Movies A Straight Story, Ghost, The Godfather, The Wizard of Oz, The Last Waltz, Oliver, My Fair Lady, War of the Worlds, A Christmas Carol, Slapshot, Ghost Busters, White Christmas, Meet Me in St. Louis, Chicago, A Hard Day's Night, Help
Favorite Music Bob Dylan, Bruce Cockburn, Joan Baez, Phil Ochs, Beatles, Poco, Silver String Messenger Service, Little Feat, Warren Zevon, Kenny Rankin, The Clancy Brothers, Karla Bonhoff, Joni Mitchell, The Fortunes, The Band, Moby Grape, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Peter Paul and Mary, Pete Seeger, Paul Simon, The Four Seasons, Chuck Berry, Pacific Gas and Electric, Alesi, The Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, The Wee Five, The Young Rascals, Petula Clark, The Byrds, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, The Lovin Spoonful, The Shirelles, The Chantels, The Ronettes, Fontella Bass, The Little River Band, Blind Willie McTell, Judy Garland, Mitch Rider and the Detroit Wheels, Martha and the Vandellas, The Temptations, Ruby and the Romantics, Mary Washington, Della Reese, Larry Williams, The Carpenters, Bo Diddley, Herman's Hermits, Dion and the Belmonts, Country Joe and The Fish, Levon Helm, Mamas and the Papas, Poussette-Dart Band
Favorite Books The Road, No Country for Old Men, How Green Was My Valley, We Were the Mulvaneys, Discipline and Punish, Tristes Tropiques, Markings, Portraits of Grace, A Planet of Grace, Grace is Everywhere, Memories of Grace, Be Gentle Be Faithful, Another Roadside Attraction, Jitterbug Perfume, The Things They Carried, Where I'm Calling From, Voices From the Moon, East of Eden, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, The Ordeal of Civility, Homo Hierarchicus, The Savage Mind, Diane Arbus a Life, The Great Gatsby, Winds of War, Myth Faith and Hermeneutics, The Intrareligious Dialogue, The Unknown Christ of Hinduism, The Silence of the Buddah, Christophany, Method in Theology, The Golden Bough, The Sacred Canopy, Imperial, Diane Arbus The Photographs, Helen Stummer Photographs, Angel's World, The Seven Story Mountain, The Asian Journal