February 5, 2021

Saint Meinrad monk professes solemn vows on Jan. 25

Benedictine Brother Stanley Rother Wagner professes solemn vows as a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad on Jan. 25 in the monastery’s Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedeln. (Photo courtesy of Saint Meinrad Archabbey)

Benedictine Brother Stanley Rother Wagner professes solemn vows as a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad on Jan. 25 in the monastery’s Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedeln. (Photo courtesy of Saint Meinrad Archabbey)

Benedictine Brother Stanley Rother Wagner professed solemn vows as a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad on Jan. 25 in the monastery’s Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedeln.

A native of Quincy, Ill., Brother Stanley Rother, 33, currently serves as an assistant to the Saint Meinrad archivist, as an oblate novice mentor and as custodian for pilgrimages to the monastery’s Shrine of Our Lady of Monte Cassino.

Before entering the monastery, he worked as a teacher at St. Anthony High School in Effingham, Ill., and as an archivist for the Illinois secretary of state.

Brother Stanley Rother earned a bachelor’s degree in history at Quincy University in Quincy, Ill., and a master’s degree in liturgical studies at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Ill.

In professing solemn vows of obedience, fidelity to the monastic way of life and stability in the community at Saint Meinrad, Brother Stanley Rother is a full and permanent member of the Benedictine community. †

Local site Links:

Like this story? Then share it!