THE MONK

DSC_0632This gentleman is a Franciscan monk – we have never seen them before in Bradford but this last trip we saw two monks.  Their church is right next door to the Islam Centre in the city, which I think is what a multicultural society is about and shows a positive and healthy attitude to different belief systems, if you participate in any.  He was very charming, an American, and spoke with us for a short while about his church.  After we parted a company another couple asked us what he had told us – they live in Bradford but have never wanted to approach any of the monks they see.  Odd to me because I will talk to (almost) anyone.