Elders of the Benedictines:
A Portrait and Interview Project

Mark W. McGinnis

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Introduction / Conclusion

This project consists of a series of 30" x 30" acrylic on canvas portraits and companion written interviews with each elder from thirty Benedictine monasteries throughout the United States. The following are short excerpts from each of the thirty interviews to give you a sample of the elders' insight and wisdom:

Father Vincent Martin, O.S.B.
Father Vincent Martin, O.S.B.

Saint Andrew's Abbey
Valyermo, California

Father Placid Pientek, O.S.B.
Father Placid Pientek, O.S.B.

Saint Andrew Svorad Abbey
Cleveland, Ohio

Father Alban Boultwood, O.S.B.
Father Alban Boultwood, O.S.B.

Retired Abbot
Saint Anselm's Abbey
Washington D.C.

Brother Victor J. Frankenhauser, O.S.B.
Brother Victor J. Frankenhauser, O.S.B.

Assumption Abbey
Richardton, North Dakota

Sister M. Gregory Cushing, O.S.B.
Sister M. Gregory Cushing, O.S.B.

Congregation of Benedictine Sisters
of Perpetual Adoration
Benedictine Monastery
Tucson, Arizona

Sister M. Juliana Bresson, O.S.B.
Sister M. Juliana Bresson, O.S.B.

Benedictine Sisters
of Perpetual Adoration
Clyde, Missouri

Father Eugene W. Dehner, O.S.B.
Father Eugene W. Dehner, O.S.B.

Saint Benedict's Abbey
Atchison, Kansas

Sister Firmin Escher, O.S.B.
Sister Firmin Escher, O.S.B.

Saint Benedict's Monastery
St. Joseph, Minnesota

Sister Liguori Sullivan, O.S.B.
Sister Liguori Sullivan, O.S.B.

Benet Hill Monastery
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Sister M. Matthias Igoe, O.S.B.
Sister M. Matthias Igoe, O.S.B.

San Benito Monastery
Dayton, Wyoming

Father Stanislaus Maudlin, O.S.B.
Father Stanislaus Maudlin, O.S.B.

Blue Cloud Abbey
Northeastern South Dakota

Father James Jones, O.S.B.
Father James Jones, O.S.B.

Conception Abbey
Conception, Missouri

Sister M. Louise Frankenberger, O.S.B.
Sister M. Louise Frankenberger, O.S.B.

Olivetan Benedictine Community
Holy Angels Convent
Jonesboro, Arkansas

Father Berthold Ricker, O.S.B.
Father Berthold Ricker, O.S.B.

Saint John's Abbey
Collegeville, Minnesota

Sister Agatha Burke, O.S.B.
Sister Agatha Burke, O.S.B.

Saint Joseph Monastery
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Father Bede Stocker, O.S.B.
Father Bede Stocker, O.S.B.

Marmion Abbey
Aurora, Illinois

Father Clement Pangratz, O.S.B.
Father Clement Pangratz, O.S.B.

Saint Martin's Abbey
Lacey, Washington

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

Saint Meinrad Archabbey
St. Meinrad, Indiana

Father Frederic Schindler, O.S.B.
Father Frederic Schindler, O.S.B.

Mount Michael Abbey
Elkhorn, Nebraska

Sister Marmion Maiers, O.S.B.
Sister Marmion Maiers, O.S.B.

Mother of God Monastery
Watertown, South Dakota

Sister Augustine Uhlenkott, O.S.B.
Sister Augustine Uhlenkott, O.S.B.

Monastery of Saint Gertrude
Cottonwood, Idaho

Father Bernard Sander, O.S.B.
Father Bernard Sander, O.S.B.

Mount Angel Abbey
Saint Benedict, Oregon

Sister Victorine Fenton, O.S.B.
Sister Victorine Fenton, O.S.B.

Mount Saint Benedict Monastery
Crookston, Minnesota

Sister Lillian Harrington, O.S.B.
Sister Lillian Harrington, O.S.B.

Mount Saint Scholastica Monastery
Atchison, Kansas

Sister Placidia Haehn, O.S.B.
Sister Placidia Haehn, O.S.B.

Saint Placid Priory
Lacey, Washington

Sister Joeine Darrington, O.S.B.
Sister Joeine Darrington, O.S.B.

Queen of Angels Monastery
Mount Angel, Oregon

Sister Annella Gardner, O.S.B.
Sister Annella Gardner, O.S.B.

Sacred Heart Monastery
Richardton, North Dakota

Sister Leonette Hoesing, O.S.B.
Sister Leonette Hoesing, O.S.B.

Sacred Heart Monastery
Yankton, South Dakota

Sister Jane Frances Brockman, O.S.B.
Sister Jane Frances Brockman, O.S.B.

Saint Scholastica Monastery
Fort Smith, Arkansas

Father Paul R. Maher, O.S.B.
Father Paul R. Maher, O.S.B
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Saint Vincent Archabbey
Latrobe, Pennsylvania

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