Br. Stanley Rother Wagner, OSB, professed solemn vows as a Benedictine monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in a ceremony on January 25, 2021, in the Archabbey Church at St. Meinrad, IN.
Br. Stanley Rother, 33, of Quincy, IL, attended high school at Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Quincy University and a master’s degree in liturgical studies from University of St. Mary of the Lake. He was a member of St. Aloysius Parish in Springfield, IL.
Before joining the monastery, he was a high school teacher at St. Anthony High School in Effingham, IL, and an archivist for the Illinois Secretary of State.
His current work includes assistant to the Saint Meinrad archivist, oblate novice mentor, and custodian for Monte Cassino Shrine pilgrimages.
In professing solemn vows of obedience, fidelity to the monastic way of life, and stability in the community at Saint Meinrad, he becomes a full and permanent member of the Benedictine community.