Category Archives: Bob Pierson

Minnesota Monastery Gone Wild

MINNESOTA, June 21, 2012 ( —Collegeville, Minnesota’s notoriously liberal Benedictine community of St. John’s Abbey is in the spotlight once again as one of its monks urges Catholics to oppose the cause for true marriage.

Naked Retreat Cancelled

After reviewing the content of the retreat, it is clear that the program is not consistent with the purpose and mission of the Abbey Guesthouse. Therefore, the retreat has been cancelled. – Fr. Bob Pierson OSB

Students & Monks Invited to Touch

Participants need not be Christian – simply comfortable with that environment. We’ll create a community of consciousness together, supporting one-another’s journey into and through the body to the Divine.    

St. John’s Abbey… on Monk Sexuality

We believe that human sexual orientation, both heterosexual and homosexual, is blessed by God as part of the original blessing of creation. We reject any suggestion that God withholds his blessings from some parts of his creation… We believe that … Continue reading

Abbey Monks on the Web

The following monks from St. John’s Abbey have web sites: Fr. Tom Andert Fr. Timothy Backous Br. Dennis Beach Fr. Nickolas Becker Br. Isaac Connolly

Minnesota Gay Priest Resigns Over Vatican Policy

Collegeville – A priest at St. John’s University said he was resigning his leadership position because of the Vatican’s latest statement that homosexuals should be barred from entering the Roman Catholic priesthood.

Keeping Hope Alive

Written by the Rev. Bob Pierson, OSB, Chaplain/Director of Campus Ministry, Saint John’s University from the St. Cloud Times, Sunday, Nov. 9