This is the first of four half-hour videos of Fr. Basil Pennington o.c.s.o., interviewed by Fr.John Powers, C.P. in 1984.
Its emphasis is on Fr. Basil's call as a Trappist monk and what that entails. He likens it to a love relationship with the Lord, where love is received and also freely given to the community and to the world.
Towards the end of this part, Fr. Basil describes each of four books he has written.
Part 2 is at https://youtu.be/JI1CysjuETA.
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This series is posted with permission of Catholic Communications of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, MA. Special thanks to Mark Dupont and Russell Ellwood for making these recordings available.