Fr. Denis Quinkert in Milbank

Posted by on 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 throughout North and South Dakota, as well as Minnesota.

In some cases monks have served as pastors, and may even live away from the monastery. Right now there are three monks of Blue Cloud serving as full time pastors: Fr. Denis in Milbank, Fr. Ray for Big Stone City and Revillo, and Fr. John in Wilmot.