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A dove flying against the wind

LOS ANGELES (SE): Brother Peter Zhou Bangjiu is indeed a dove that flew against the wind. When the People’s Republic of China was about to be proclaimed, Brother Zhou was a young seminarian with the Benedictines in St. Andrew’s Abbey and had just taken his first vows when Chengdu was captured by the Communist army in 1949.
 
Although originally a foundation from Belgium, the monastery eventually relocated to California in the United States of America and Brother Zhou, who is now 91-years-old, is the only living link with its Chinese past.