The Rise of Monasticism 500 600 700 800 742 Saint Boniface 540 590 Apostle to GermanySaint Benedict writes his Pope Saint Gregory I Rule 597 Saint Augustine of Canterbury 766 Founding of Saint Michael’s Abbey Metten, Germany
Saint John’s Abbey Collegeville, MN Founded 1856 Left: Illuminated Manuscript by Saint John’s Abbey
Saint Benedict’s Abbey Atchison, KS Founded 1857 Above: Monks and Monastery from 1955 Publication of LIFE
Saint Mary’s Abbey Newark, NJ Founded 1857Above: Community in 1927 with Abbot Bertrand Dolan, O.S.B.
The Civil WarFr. Emmeran Blimmel, O.S.B.First American Catholic Chaplain killed in an American War Killed during the Battle of Jonesboro, Georgia Wednesday, August 31, 1864
Wimmer’s Formula for A Successful Foundation Success! 3. Found a School 2. Start a Parish1. Own the Land
Young Man with Vocation The MonasticMonk inApostolate Circle of Life New Monk in Monastery
Stability and AdaptabilityAbbot-Sons of Saint Vincent, ca. 1894. Front Row, L-R: Benedict Menges, Saint Bernard, AL; Leander Schnerr, Saint Vincent, PA; Leo Haid, Mary Help of Christians, NC;Innocent Wolf, Saint Benedict’s, KS; Hilary Pfraengle, Saint Mary’s, NJ. Back Row, L-R: Nepomucene Jaeger, Saint Procopius, IL; Unidentified Monk; Peter Engel, SaintJohn’s, MN.