August 27, 2010

Two monks profess solemn vows at Saint Meinrad Archabbey

Benedictine Brothers John Glasenapp and Matthew Mattingly professed solemn vows as Benedictine monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey during a liturgy on Aug. 15 in the Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedeln in St. Meinrad.

Brother John, 32, is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He earned two bachelor’s degrees at DePaul University in Chicago in 2001 then worked for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He also attended the University of Chicago.

In June of 2005, he became a postulant and later a novice at the Monastery of the Holy Cross in Chicago. He professed his first vows there on Feb. 2, 2007. After transferring to Saint Meinrad Archabbey in 2008, he earned a master’s degree in Catholic philosophical studies at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in May.

Brother Matthew, 35, is a native of Evansville, Ind., where he was a member of St. Benedict Parish. He earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing management at Indiana University in 1997.

He spent 10 years in the home improvement industry, working most recently for the Do it Best Corp. in Fort Wayne, Ind., as a retail development manager. He earned a master’s degree in Catholic thought and life at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in May.

By professing solemn vows of obedience, fidelity to the monastic way of life and stability in the community at Saint Meinrad, they become full and permanent members of the Benedictine community. †

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