Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church


Fr. Subprior Guerric DeBona, OSB

Monk-Senior, Faculty

Head shot of Fr. Subprior Guerric DeBona, OSBDepartment: Pastoral Studies
Title: Professor of Homiletics/Director of Formation for Hispanic Ministry
Hometown: Massapequa, Long Island, NY
Born: January, 1955
Professed: August, 1981

Fr. Guerric DeBona, OSB, a monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and professor of homiletics, also serves as the subprior and novice/junior master for Saint Meinrad Archabbey. He is also a spiritual director for the Seminary. He previously served as director of spiritual formation and a formation dean for the School of Theology. He brings a wealth of creativity and preaching experience to his programs.

Education History:

  • 1996 Ph.D. Indiana University

  • 2008 M.A. Creighton University

  • 1986 M.Div. St. Meinrad School of Theology

  • 1982 M.A. Indiana University

  • 1977 BA SUNY at Stony Brook

Prior Work/Life Experience:
Working with mentally and physically handicapped; video/film production

Work in the Monastery:
Teacher in College and School of Theology; Associate Dean of Students; Director of Spiritual Formation; Vocation Director; Novice Junior Master

Other Interests:
Writing, film history and theory; photography; golf; music.

What Attracted Me to Monastic Life: 
Serious search for God in a contemplative and liturgical atmosphere of study and community.