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One of our monks, of happy memory, would talk about the absurdity of believing that God would concern himself with prayers asking him to direct such things as the weather. Brother Anthony held a different outlook on prayer and requesting God’s grace in our lives for such things as rain, snow, and the like.
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Brother Martin Burkhard was born May 7, 1916 in Anaheim, California, the son of John and Clara (Depweg) Burkhard.
Br. Martin attended Anaheim Union High School in the early 1930s. He first tried the monastic life with the Trappist monks in Pecos, New Mexico (that community has since moved to Oregon), and in 1949 he came to St. Benedict's Abbey as a claustural oblate.