Brother George Matsuoka
Born: Chicago, Illinois, August 27, 1921
Professed: May 17, 1944
After many years working in variety of posts around the abbey and Saint Bede Abbey Press, Br. George lived in retirement at the abbey. During his retirement, Br. George became a familiar and beloved sight at abbey and academy functions becoming Saint Bede’s unofficial goodwill ambassador. During the school year he would post himself at the front doors of the academy, greeting each student with a smile and a handshake. Recent mental and physical limitations caused the monastic community to move Br. George to St. Joseph’s Nursing Home in Lacon, Illinois where he seems to be doing well. Br. George continues his ministry of goodwill ambassador greeting people as they arrive at the nursing home to visit a resident.