Abbot Philip Davey
Born: Oglesby, Illinois, April 3, 1947
Professed: August 15, 1968 | Ordained: May 3, 1975
Elected Abbot: June 7, 2011 | Blessed: September 14, 2011
In addition to serving as the community’s abbot, Abbot Philip also directs Abbey and academy development. A licensed counselor, he works with both couples and individuals in need of personal and spiritual guidance, a ministry which he enjoys very much. In spite of his position, the abbot maintains a weekly housekeeping assignment and also takes on occasional weekend missions. His favorite outdoor spot for prayer and reflection is the patio near the pond on the west side of the monastery.