FdL couple watches son on '60 Minutes'
12:00 AM, Apr. 27, 2011 | http://www.gannettonline.com/external/scripts/momslikeme/?siteid=7018
Watching "60 Minutes" on Sunday, Cal and Fran Deuster of Fond du Lac saw their son for the first time in 15 years.
Father Matthew Deuster, 60, was among the monks featured in an unprecedented show that gave viewers a rare glimpse into monastic life in Greece.
Cal said his son started out as a Catholic priest and then changed to the Eastern Orthodox religion. He and his wife have not traveled to Greece to visit the monastery because women are not allowed there.
The documentary highlighted Vatopedi Monastery near Mt. Athos. The region is home to 20 monasteries located on 130 miles of peninsula. The 2,000 Anthonite monks who reside there have lived the same way for a thousand years, according to the show.
The monasteries were created by Byzantine Emperors to be the spiritual capital of Orthodox Christianity.
Cal said he hears from his son through email and helps the monastery with the monetary exchange system when they need supplies from the United States.
Father Matthew also has a brother in Fond du Lac, Dan Duester, who is co-owner of Fondy Sports Park and Do-It-All Sports Complex.
Father Matthew's last name was incorrect in a story published Sunday due to miscommunication between CBS and The Reporter.