Br. Bjorn, OES
The local news posted an article and video on this subject, which can be found here.
As we become more active in our work with the impoverished in our area, we have come to recognize some of the faces and stories of the people who, for whatever reason, are driven to panhandling for their sustenance. Having been homeless myself, I feel a deep connection to the suffering that poverty brings; from the lack of resources for improving one's circumstances to the denial of basic human dignity, homelessness lays upon one's shoulders more than just the burden of having to sleep outside.
Reflections from the monks and nuns of OES.