I have an interview scheduled with a legendary figure in Hungary, Varszegi Asztrik, the chief abbot of the thousand years old Benedictine monastery (founded in 996) in Pannonhalma, Hungary. He joined the order very young in the early 60's, and raised through the ranks in the foul political climate of 'gulyas kommunism'. He is widely respected for his authentic voice and meaningful representation of faith during these decades that saw Hungary shifting from an anti-religious state to a fragile constitutional democracy to a hyper-conservative dictatorship where it is now in the constitution that every Hungarian is a Christian.
The Monastery has a Roman Catholic boarding school for boys attached to it - teaching started almost immediately after the monastery was built, which makes it one of the oldest continuously running schools in the world. It was the first school in Hungary and it shaped the country's intellectual landscape throughout the millenium.
I have a month to go, and so I thought I ask you all, if you have suggestions, what questions shall I ask?