Brother Richard Oliver OSB

Monk of Collegeville, Minnesota

Monk Photo, 2006 Some of my websites:
"What’s New OSB" - current news items about the Order of Saint Benedict or monasticism. The Benedictine Blog.

"The Scumblers" - a group of early 20th century artists in Pennsylvania.

"Bro. Richard’s Favorite URLs" is an early collection of classified links assembled before there was Google.

Features:

Local WeatherLocal TV * OSB Web Store * Abbey Market

The following "Favorite" pages are a bit better maintained than some of the other sections:

Catholic Web Resources
Orders, Congregations and Religious Institutes
Tools for Searching: News * Search at osb.org.

Employment

My last day of employment on the staff of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, Silver Spring, Maryland, was Monday, 8 August 2016.   

I returned to the abbey, 19 August 2016, to cordinate group tours of the abbey church, work part-time at the Abbey Guesthouse, and manage the website for Bridgefolk: Mennonite-Catholic dialogue. I also serve on a commission established by the Abbot Primate to plan renovation of the OSB website.

Hobbies and Interests

12 June 2007Google stores online photos I take with my Samsung Galaxy 6 Android phone. The photo at left shows Cypripedium reginae, also know as the pink and white moccasin flower, or "Showy Lady Slipper." It was adopted as the official state flower of Minnesota on 19 February 1902 and appears in the "Arms of the State of Minnesota." At a certain stage of life I was very much interested in heraldry, including ecclesiastical heraldry, and read much about it.

Membership

The International Webmasters Association

HTML Writers Guild and the International Web Association

The American Benedictine Academy: President Emeritus.

Contact

Br. Richard Oliver OSB MA
Saint John's Abbey
2900 Abbey Plaza
Collegeville, MN  56321-2015
Comments, questions, or suggestions? Write to me

 

Rev. 2017-06-02 / © 2017 by Richard Oliver OSB / www.richoliver.us/
Autumn Reflections


Some essays:

"Ellis A. Oliver (1872-1937)," my grandfather, was a member of The Scumblers, Pennsylvania plein air artists who gathered in Edison, PA, in the first decades of the 20th century. The watercolor above, "Autumn Reflections," was probably painted near Neshaminy Creek.

To learn more about where the Scumblers spent their summers visit the Edison Gallery: Then and Now.

"St. Richard of Chichester (1197-1253)," is my amiable baptismal patron.

"Germany: 1987-1992"

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