Father Patrick Fennell
Born: Wyoming, Illinois, December 17, 1944
Professed: December 8, 1975
Ordained: June 3, 1989
Fr. Patrick’s primary work is as abbey infirmarian, which includes driving monks to medical appointments, coordinating medications, and keeping the dispensary stocked with aspirin, band-aids, and other everyday supplies. In addition to tending the medical needs of the community, Fr. Patrick also goes to town three times a week for the community to pick up prescriptions and to run other errands for the business office. He is well-known as our abbey candle-maker and does a brisk business at our annual Christmas Monks’ Market. Fr. Patrick comes from a large family which keeps him busy with weddings, baptisms, and other family celebrations.