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The Man Who Left Finance For The Monastery

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The Man Who Left Finance For The Monastery

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The Man Who Left Finance For The Monastery

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Twenty years ago, Henry Quinson walked away from a comfortable life as an international banker to join the monastery. He now tutors immigrant children in a run-down housing project in Marseilles. He shares the story of how he ended up there and what it's like working as an "inner-city monk."