My relationship with the monks goes back to the end of my sophomore year in high school. I began my high school journey at Savior of the World Seminary in Kansas City, Kansas. However, it was decided at the end of my sophomore year to close the seminary, but continue the program at Maur Hill. Click ‘Read More’ for the whole story
St. Benedict stated it best: pray and work. It is through this constant rhythm of prayer and work that we seek to glorify to God. All that we do in our apostolates: at Benedictine College, Maur Hill-Mount Academy, the parishes we serve, and all the other works we are engaged in, is made possible by you. As we come to the end of 2018 we ask that you partner with us in our prayer and work with a financial contribution. Click ‘read more’ to watch the video and to learn more about our mission.
Last Friday, November 2nd, Abbot James and the monks led students of Benedictine College and members of the Atchison community in a candle lit procession to commemorate All Souls Day. Click ‘read more’ for photos and a recap video.
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.