Called to Monastic Life

I finished editing some more video. This brief video features Abbot Benedict Neenan sharing his vocation story and call to monastic life. Advertisements

Family Vocation Day

On Saturday, August 19, I attend the Family Vocation Day for the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. It was held at St. Theresa’s parish in Parkville, Missouri. The day began with Mass with Bishop Johnston. My role was to set up our vocation booth and help with the “Monastic Day” sessions for the boys attending […]

Solar Eclipse

The monks were ready for the Solar Eclipse 2017. Br. Cyprian and Br. Matthew were so excited they wore their eclipse glasses around in the morning. It ended up being a most cloudy day- not the ideal conditions for viewing the eclipse. We happened to be just within the path that would get about 16-20 […]

Entrance to Novitiate

On Monday, August 14, the novice master Fr. Xavier Nacke, O.S.B., led the three postulants from the entrance of the Abbey Basilica to the altar where they were met with this question: “What is your request?” Standing before Abbot Benedict Neenan, OSB, and in the presence of the entire monastic community, the three postulants responded […]