Brother Richard Oliver OSB

Monk of Collegeville, Minnesota

Monk Photo, 2006 Some of my websites:
Catholic Web Resources
Orders, Congregations and Religious Institutes

"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.


Local Weather * Local TV * OSB Web Store * Abbey Giving

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


I returned to the abbey, mid-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 represent Abbot John on the board of the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library.

I also served on a commission established by the Abbot Primate to plan the renovation of the Order of Saint Benedict website that went live Tuesday, 4 September 2018.

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.


The International Webmasters Association

HTML Writers Guild and the International Web Association

The American Benedictine Academy: President Emeritus.


Br. Richard Oliver OSB MA
Saint John's Abbey
2900 Abbey Plaza
Collegeville, MN 56321-2015
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Rev. 2019-03-08 / © 2019 by Richard Oliver OSB /


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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