Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

Monk Profiles

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Here are brief profiles of some members of the Saint Meinrad monastic community.

Fr. Subprior Guerric DeBona, OSB

Monk-Senior, Faculty

Head shot of Fr. Subprior Guerric DeBona, OSBDepartment: Pastoral Studies
Title: Professor of Homiletics
Hometown: Massapequa, Long Island, NY
Born: January, 1955
Professed: August, 1981

Fr. Guerric DeBona, OSB, a monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, is also novice junior master for Saint Meinrad Archabbey. He previously served as director of spiritual formation for the School of Theology, as a spiritual director, a formation dean and as associate professor of homiletics. He brings a wealth of creativity and preaching experience to his programs.

Education History:

  • 1996 Ph.D. Indiana University
  • 2008 M.A. Creighton University
  • 1986 M.Div. St. Meinrad School of Theology
  • 1982 M.A. Indiana University
  • 1977 BA SUNY at Stony Brook

Prior Work/Life Experience:
Working with mentally and physically handicapped; video/film production

Work in the Monastery:
Teacher in College and School of Theology; Associate Dean of Students; Director of Spiritual Formation; Vocation Director; Novice Junior Master

Other Interests:
Writing, film history and theory; photography; golf; music.

What Attracted Me to Monastic Life: 
Serious search for God in a contemplative and liturgical atmosphere of study and community.