Advent antiphons

The famous O antiphons are sung at Vespers the week before Christmas. Br. Basil puts a symbol on the church wall Sunday evening to remind the monks of the O antiphon for the coming day as Br. Anthony watches.


Our Elders

Fr. Joe Ackerman, OSB and Br. Wolfgang Thiem, OSB are the elder monks of St. Peter’s Abbey.

Each celebrated his 92nd birthday this year.

Br. Wolfgang says he is the older of the two.

His birthday was in April and Fr. Joe celebrated his birthday in September.


Potato Picking Day 2016

Students of St. Therese School, Bruno picked potatoes at St. Peter’s Abbey on a beautiful sunny day.

They were helped by Bernie Karstad of Saskatoon and Neal Adams of Allan (on tractor). Both are Oblates of St. Peter’s Abbey.




Benedictine Abbots’ Conference Rome 2016

The three Benedictine abbots from Canada were together at the Congress in Rome. They are from left Abbot André of Quebec Abbot John of Mission BC and Abbot Peter.


All the abbots at the abbot’s Congress in Rome had a private audience with Pope Francis on Thursday, Sept. 8. There were about 260 people there and after his address the pope shoock hands with everyone.


Br. Anthony celebrates 25th anniversary

Br. Anthony celebrated his 25th anniversary of monastic profession at Holy
Family Cathedral in Saskatoon, Aug. 28. The celebration tool place during
the monthly Mass for the Vietnamese community in Saskatoon. A number of
Vietnamese priests from Saskatoon and Prince Albert came to celebrate with
him. Lunch and fellowship followed the afternoon Mass.


Clergy BBQ

Prior Rudolph and Fr. Richard were among the clergy attending BIshop Bolan’s annual barbeque for clergy and parish workers. It was held July 13 at Holy Family Cathedral in Saskatoon.