The story of Father Thaddeus Yang An-Yuen's (d.1982) conversion from Buddhism to Catholicism and of his early years in our mother-abbey of St. André (now Sint Andriesabdij) are found in his essay, From Buddha to Benedict. The early years of our monastery in China are described in his essay, The Chinese Adventure of an Indonesian Monk, as well as in the interviews of Fr. Eleutherius, Fr. Vincent, and Bro. Peter.