From Wayne Burns:
I hear from Fr. Carlos fairly often. He is doing okay. He misses the fellowship he had at Gethsemani. Not many in Japan to converse with him in English. He is still studying Japanese, but he is doing well but eating too much. Too many Nuns to look after him...It appears he is enjoying that attention.
By the way, Carlos told me that he had been assigned to "hard labor" for a while. Working in the "Cookie Factory" since some nuns were sick. Can you imagine Fr. Carlos in a Cookie Factory? Now that is something to think about.
(Reminds me of the scene from I love Lucy when she was in the cookie factory)
Father Carlos was a beloved monk at the Abbey of Gethsemani who made many of us feel at home. We have missed him since he moved to Japan. (editor)