Elders of the Benedictines:
A Portrait and Interview Project

Father Theodore Heck, O.S.B., b. 1901

Father Theodore Heck, O.S.B.Father Theodore is a member of the Benedictine community at Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, Indiana.

Q: What have been your primary duties within the order?

A: In 1987 I quit teaching but I haven't quit learning. I still help students and also help occasionally in parishes and the infirmary. I have set myself up with a reading program where I read so much history, so much science, so much religion a day. To date, I have read 1956 books. I write a little summary of each book and keep it in my records.

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