Br. Markus is currently a junior monk in temporary vows. He transferred his vows from St. Procopius Abbey, Lisle, Illinois, to St. Bede on January 2, 2018. Before coming to the monastery, Br. Markus graduated from the University of Utah with a B.F.A. degree in painting and drawing with a minor in English and Spanish. He then operated and owned a business in Salt Lake City, Utah, offering custom embroidery and design services. Br. Markus is continuing his monastic formation by taking classes at the abbey in Scripture, in the Rule of Saint Benedict, and in Monastic Spirituality. Br. Markus obtained a certificate as an instructor of English as a second language. He has been working with the academy’s growing international boarding program. Additionally, he is taking organ lessons to contribute to the community’s prayer and worship.