“You have the most beautiful face” the monk said, then adding, “And are those your own teeth?”

By CHUCK OFFENBURGER PEOSTA, Iowa, Feb. 6, 2017 — His mind wanders easily and frequently. He barely hears at all.  But the 92-year-old monk Father Jim O’Connor, our trusted spiritual mentor, can still drop you with his humor. “Oh,” he cooed when I said something nice to him during our latest visit here at New Melleray Abbey…