Blue Cloud Monks Elect an Abbot

Jan 11, 2009 | No Comments

On the morning of Saturday, 10 January 2009, the monks of Blue Cloud Abbey chose Father Denis Quinkert OSB to be their abbot. He had held the office of abbot previously from 1986 until 1991. A year ago, Father Denis had been named Prior of Blue Cloud and he became the administrator of the abbey […]

An Abbot Has Been Elected

Jan 10, 2009 | No Comments

On the morning of January 10, 2009, Father Denis Quinkert was chosen by the monks of Blue Cloud Abbey to be their fifth abbot. He had also been their third abbot, having held that position from 1986 until 1991. An oblate of our community, Pastor Mark Strobel, commented, “The abbey now has its own Grover […]

Benedictines Celebrate 125 Years in South Dakota

Jun 22, 2005 | No Comments

The Benedictine Sisters of Yankton’s Sacred Heart Monastery celebrated the 125th anniversary of their community in a celebration on Wednesday, 22 June. “Their greatest accomplishment is that, as a group, they have lived the Rule of Benedict in their daily lives,” Father Denis Quinkert, a former chaplain at the monastery, said. “Daily life in a […]

Monk Profiles in Argus Leader (2004)

Sep 12, 2004 | No Comments

Paul Friedman Brother Paul Friedman lived in seven states and 12 towns before his family settled in Aberdeen. He was a student at Aberdeen’s Central High School when he gradually became aware he had a vocation to monastic life. A classmate talked to Friedman about Blue Cloud Abbey. They both entered the monastery, but Friedman’s […]

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.

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 […]