June 25, 2006

Monk Rocker

Archabbot Notker Wolf, O.S.B., served as archabbot of his own monastery, St. Ottilien Archabbey in Bavaria, Germany. He also served for some years as “Prime Abbot” of the Benedictine order.

Students at the school that his monastery operates learned of his musical skills, and invited him to play in their rock band.


Blogger Jeff Miller said...

I only he would have a duo with Elvis Costello we could have Abbot and Costello.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Father Stephanos, O.S.B. said...

Miller totally rocks

11:32 AM  
Anonymous CaesarMagnus said...

I heard some samples from the band. Ugh, totally lame. I would hardly call it rock.
I've met the Abbot and he seems like a nice guy, but I was not quite edified when I read this story in the Adoremus Bulletin a couple of years ago.

8:29 PM  
Blogger CMinor said...

Greetings, Father S. I found your blog a few days ago and have been enjoying not practicing custody of the eyes with it.
Actually, monk/musician John Michael Talbot and his band rolled into my town a few months ago. They call their tour 'Monk Rock!'
Aside to caesarmagnus: Well, this band does hail from a country that considers David Hasselhof to be high musical talent.

10:00 AM  
Anonymous CaesarMagnus said...

Good point, cminor, good point.

4:26 PM  
Blogger Father Stephanos, O.S.B. said...



I've now got both a "C Minor" and a "C. Magnus" visiting my blog.

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wolves in Benedictan clothing

10:27 PM  
Blogger Father Stephanos, O.S.B. said...


The correct spelling is Benedictine,
not Benedictan.

8:19 AM  

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