Father Michael Calhoun
Born: Belvidere, Illinois, December 7, 1970
Professed: December 8, 1994
Ordained: June 1, 2002
In his duties as prior, Fr. Michael describes his position as “chief officer of daily operations”, arranging weekly in-house appointments and scheduling weekend missions. As head sacristan and master of ceremonies, he keeps good order in the abbey worship services, which does not prevent him from taking the occasional weekend parish assignment. He currently teaches religion in the academy. In addition to teaching students at the academy, Fr. Michael also teaches postulants and novice in his role as postulant and novice master. In the spring and summer, Fr. Michael can be found outdoors cutting grass and waging a never-ending battle with weeds.