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Br. Raphael (Maurus) Olson, O.S.B.
May 25, 1929 - August 29, 2013
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Miscellaneous Notes
From 1947 (two years before he professed first vows) to 2007, the versatile Brother Raphael wore many hats in service to the abbey. He worked as a sacristan, refectorian, baker, gardener and night watchman. He worked in grounds and beautification and in the woodworking shop. He also served three years as a cook and baker at Saint Maur's Priory in South Union, Kentucky, and ten years as a cook and custodian at Benilde High School in St. Louis Park. Brother Raphael's hobbies still allow him to don a few of those hats: He bakes pies (his apple and pecan pies are especially in demand) and tends his flower garden (mainly gladiolas, about 1,000 of them). (2009)

Born: Available but not Published
Hometown: Available but not Published
Professed: March 21, 1949
Died: August 29, 2013
First Year Listed in Ordo at St. John's: 1950
Last Year Listed in Ordo at St. John's: 2012

Possible names for Br. Raphael (Maurus) Olson, O.S.B.:
Br. Raphael Olson, Brother Raphael Olson
Br. Maurus Olson, Brother Maurus Olson

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