Brother Benedict

Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous or boastful, arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way. Love is not irritable or resentful. It does not rejoice in wrong but in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things and endures all things. Love never dies.

Brother Benedict entered the monastery in 1974 after completing an engineering degree and working construction in his father’s business. At present he is floor manager at Trappist Preserves, the Abbey’s jam and jelly factory. In addition he is a member of the Abbey’s fire department, he helps with community shopping trips and helps mop the community kitchen floor.

Brother tells us, “I treasure the grounds and architecture of the Abbey, also the privilege of living in a Scriptural environment with the opportunity to cultivate interior silence. I particularly treasure the quality of the silence in the Abbey church. I enjoy the challenge of the relational matrix and the opportunity to seek God with all my heart. Monastic life offers an opportunity to participate in the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.”

Br. Benedict maintaining
machinery at Trappists Preserves