Monastic Community

Priory Benedictine Monks

List of 3 items.

  • Fr. Martin Mager

    Date of Birth: August, 1934
    Place of Birth: Newark, NJ
    Date of Profession: 1959
    Date of Ordination: 1963
    Education: B.A. St. Anselm College, M.A. Columbia University
    Family: Two sisters
    Joined the Priory monastic community: August 1, 1975
    Brief history of work with the Priory:
    • Reigning Superior of Monastic Community
    • Director of College Counseling- 25 years
    • Chaplain- 31 years
    • Teacher (Social Justice, Ethics, Art, Photography)- 31 years
    • Director of Alumni Affairs- 6 years
    • Board of Trustees as a Director
    • Dorm Housemaster- 14 years
    • Monastic sub-prior or Superior- 30 years
  • Fr. Pius Horvath

    Date of Birth: January, 1930
    Place of Birth: Izsa, Slovakia (now Hungary)
    Date of Profession: 1950
    Date of Ordination: 1953
    Education: St. Gerald College in Pannonhalma, Hungary, philosophy and theology. University of Fribourg, Switzerland, German and French literature, Medieval History. Stanford University, M.A. in German literature.
    Joined the Priory monastic community: 1960
    Brief history of work with the Priory:
    • Taught German- 35 years
    • Taught Latin- 10 years
    • Weekend assistance at various parishes of the Peninsula- 45 years
    • 1974: Prior administrator at Woodside Priory
  • Fr. Maurus Nemeth OSB

    Date of Birth: December, 1937
    Place of Birth: Hahot, Hungary
    Date of Profession: 1966
    Date of Ordination: 1972
    Education: B.A. St. John's University, Collegeville, MN
    M.di. St. Patrick Seminary, Menlo Park, CA
    Family: Immediate Family: One sister, two nephews and their families- live in Hungary and a large extended family- all live in Hungary.
    Joined the Priory monastic community: August 1963
    Brief history of work with the Priory:
    • 1963-68: College work and Novitiate in St. John's Abbey and University
    • 1968-69: Teaching in the Priory full time
    • 1969-72: Theology studies in St. Patrick Seminary
    • 1972: Ordained to the Priesthood
    • 1968-75: Housemaster in the Junior Dormitory
    • 1972-2004: Full time Biology teacher; 2004- present part time AP Biology teacher
    • 1975-2006: Head of the Science Department
    • 1971-86: Treasurer, Business Manager, Foodservice Manager, Maintenance Director
    • 1980-2000: School Bus Driver
    • 1994-Present: Pastor of the Hungarian Catholic Mission

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