Meet the Monks
Abbot Thomas was elected as the third Abbot on June 29th, 2013, having formerly been the Prior-Administrator for nearly two years. In addition to all that being Abbot entails, Fr. Thomas is still active in Prison ministry. He has also given spiritual direction, retreats, missions and cursillos. Click here to see a recent video of Father Thomas in the News!
Brother Daniel is the Prior, the administrative assistant to the Abbot. He is a member of the Abbot's Council. He is the Director of the Abbey Center, overseeing and directing its programs and maintenance and is the Vocation Director. Daniel also serves as the abbey's representative to the Hingham-Hull Religious Leaders Association. He is also active in ministry to the homeless and giving spiritual direction.
Father Timothy compiles calendars for Mass & priest assignments and Mass stipends. A licensed theologian, he is a writer and lecturer. He edits the monthly newsletter, gives spiritual direction, leads pilgrimages and is in charge of the Library and purchase of periodicals. He is liaison to Praesidium in the abbey’s certification as a Safe Place for Children and Adults. He is also co-chair of the Glastonbury Lecture Series committee and the monastic representative on the Glastonbury Abbey Institute.
Father Nicholas was abbot of the community from 1986-2008. He is now Director of our Retreat Programs and the retreat houses. He gives retreats himself as well as spiritual direction. He is also Oblate Director, and is in charge of maintenance of our buildings. Additionally, he is the Formation Director.
Father Gerald works with the Mass Guild mailing, post-office mailings, and assists the Business Manager in some record keeping. He does some desktop publishing, particularly the Sunday music bulletin. He is also responsible for car maintenance.
Brother David is Choirmaster and Organist. He is also infirmarian, on the retreat team, maintains the Guest House, records books read in the refectory and is archivist. Bro. David is secretary of the Chapter and of the legal corporation of the Abbey. He is a member of the Sunday Liturgy Committee.
Brother James works with Brother Daniel in maintaining the Abbey Center. He also sets up the coffee after Mass on Sundays and for other events. In the summer, he often helps with outdoor work as well.
Father Andrew is the Abbey Sacristan. He takes care of the Church and sets up for Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours. Fr. Andrew also handles the Mass Guild and prayer request correspondence. He teaches Adult Religious Scripture Education classes at the Abbey Center. Additionally, he is the liturgical Master of Ceremonies for the Abbey and is presently a member of the Abbot's Council.
Brother Albrecht made his profession of Solemn Vows at Glastonbury Abbey on July 11, 2015 and is in his second year at the School of Theology & Seminary at St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN. While at school, he resides as a monk in St. John’s Abbey. He has maintained the Glastonbury Abbey website in the past, worked on the Abbey E-Newsletter, and helps maintain the Abbey’s Facebook page. When back “home” at Glastonbury Abbey for the summer, he enjoys providing IT, A/V and other technical support to his brother monks. He also serves as the Assistant Sacristan and is a member of the Vocation Committee.