And then there is Brother Andrew, a brother from the Order of the Holy Cross, who lives in Salt, Jordan and works at the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf (http://www.allah-kariem.org), a center for the education and training of deaf, deaf/blind and hard-of-hearing children. I met Br. Andrew at the Diocese of Jerusalem's annual synod. He is originally from Holland, so we had an instint kinship, being of Dutch origins myself. In his younger days, while traveling in the Middle East, he stumbled upon the brotherhood of the Holy Cross. While not actually seeking to be a monk, Br. Andrew felt that joining the brotherhood was the right answer for him and he has never looked back since. Like Sr. Najah, he is the only one from his Order in the Middle East. It appears the world over that the call to the religious life is becoming a harder call to answer.