Quinkert as Novice Master

Sep 13, 2003 | No Comments

On September 13, Br. Cliff Schneberger and Br. Crispin Rork began their year of novitiate at the abbey. Br. Cliff is from Oklahoma and has worked in the construction business. Br. Crispin is from Kansas and has managed restaurants.

Lawsuit Alleges Abuse at Indian Schools

Jul 11, 2003 | No Comments

Abbott Thomas Hillenbrand of Blue Cloud Abbey in northeastern South Dakota, which provided Benedictine priests to St. Paul’s for nearly 100 years, said that he does not know whether the allegations are true. But he added: “If people were hurt in any way, it’s our responsibility to try to heal that.”

Fr. Denis Quinkert Leaving St. Lawrence Parish

Jul 1, 2002 | No Comments

As of June 1st, Fr. Denis Quinkert will be leaving his position of pastor at St. Lawrence Parish in Milbank, SD. He will return to the abbey and take the job of novice master and vocational contact.

Quinkert at St. Lawrence Parish in Milbank

Jul 1, 2001 | No Comments

Fr. Denis Quinkert, Fr. Thomas Roznowski and Fr. Larry Barnett all celebrate their silver anniversaries of priestly ordination this May. Fr. Denis is currently pastor of St. Lawrence parish in Milbank.

Father Denis Quinkert will celebrate silver anniversary

Jun 22, 2001 | No Comments

Benedictine Father Denis Quinkert will celebrate his silver anniversary as a priest in the Order of St. Benedict on June 30. His anniversary Mass will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. on that date at St. Mary Church, 415 E. Eighth St., in New Albany. Father Denis is currently pastor of St. Lawrence Parish in Milbank, […]

Fr. Denis Quinkert in Milbank

Jul 1, 2000 | No Comments

Ever since the first Benedictine Monks arrived in the Dakotas last century, we have made pastoral care of the region’s Catholics a priority. Because this region is lightly populated, pastoral ministry has always involved a large amount of traveling. Even before the foundation of Blue Cloud Abbey in 1950, Benedictine monks were traveling to churches […]

Francis Suttmiller Obituary

Sep 7, 1996 | No Comments

On this day [September 7] in 1996, Father Francis Suttmiller died at the abbey. He was born in Batesville, Indiana on November 5, 1927. He attended high school and college at St. Meinrad and entered the novitiate there in 1952. Assigned to Blue Cloud, Father Francis completed his theology courses under the tutelage of Father […]

Monk, 71, Indicted On Sex Charges

Aug 18, 1993 | No Comments

[Webmaster’s Note: Rev. Augustine Jones lived at Blue Cloud Abbey from the mid-1990’s until his death in 2007. Contrast this with Abbot Hillebrand’s exile of perpetrating monk Father Theophane Gonnelly… Here and Hillebrand’s other hypocrisy… Here ]