On August 14, 2018 the monks were blessed to welcome Charles Atkinson and Marty Anderson as postulants in our community. The postulancy is a period of discernment during which the postulant prays and works alongside the monks seeking God's will in their lives.
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The monks are excited to introduce Mark Reed as the new Director of Advancement at St. Benedict’s Abbey. Mark brings over 30 years of non-profit experience to the Abbey Advancement team - we sat down with Mark to learn a little more about him - click ‘read more’ for the full Q & A
A monk of many talents and services to the Church and its people, a monk and priest with multiple roles, Father James Downey was born in Plattsburg, Mo., September 19, 1920. He attended St. Rita High School in Cameron, Mo., and graduated from Plattsburg High School in 1938.