Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB

  • Department Pastoral Studies
  • Title Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology


  • BA (Christian Brothers College, 1988)
  • MS (St. Louis University, 1994)
  • PhD (St. Louis University, 1997)


Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in southern Indiana, is a licensed psychologist, a faculty member at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, and a fellow in human formation with Saint Luke Institute.

Since joining Saint Meinrad in 2002, Br. John Mark has served his community as vocation director, assistant formation director and choirmaster. He spent several years conducting psychological evaluations for candidates for priesthood, diaconate and religious life.

He is a frequent lecturer in the U.S. and abroad on topics related to religious and priestly formation, formation for celibate chastity, perseverance in religious life, and clergy sexual abuse. He is the author of the book, How We Love: A Formation for the Celibate Life, published by the Liturgical Press.